, Final vote test in Germany ahead of post-Merkel-era election, Nzuchi Times

Final vote test in Germany ahead of post-Merkel-era election

, Final vote test in Germany ahead of post-Merkel-era election, Nzuchi Times

Germans voted in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt on Sunday, with the far right posing a tough challenge to Angela Merkel’s conservatives in the final major test before the first general election in 16 years that will not feature the veteran chancellor.

Saxony-Anhalt is one of Germany’s smallest states with a population of just 2.2 million, but with surveys showing Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union running neck-and-neck with the far-right AfD there, the stakes could not be higher for the regional vote.

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