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Hamburg state election, 2015

Voters in the German city state of Hamburg go to the polls with the governing Social Democratic Party of Germany led by Olaf Scholz retaining power.

Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffered a rather unexpected defeat in regional elections in Hamburg. The election results were the worst for the Christian Democrats since World War II. Merkel’s Christian Democrats received only 16 percent of the vote in the city-state, while the Social Democrats (SPD) took the election with 47 percent …

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