A bitter defeat for Merkel months before German election | Reuters


 

But on Sunday, they came up agonizingly short, losing power to the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens, who together garnered just one more seat in the state assembly than the centre-right.

The defeat is a bitter one for Merkel, even if she remains a strong favorite to win a third term in a federal election eight months from now.

A bitter defeat for Merkel months before German election | Reuters

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