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German Greens gain in another state election

Sunday’s election in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany’s sixth-largest state by population, resulted in gains for the German Green Party. From the New York Times:

Parties on the German left prevailed in a regional election in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Sunday, with the center-left Social Democrats swept back to power and the Greens elected to the regional parliament for the first time, according to preliminary results… Perhaps the biggest winner of the day was the Green Party, which won 8.5 percent of the vote, more than double the 3.4 percent it received in 2006.

For details, read the full article at the New York Times.

Dave Schwab

3 Comments

    • Quoted from the NYT article: “The success of the Left Party, which won 18 percent of the vote, two percentage points more than in 2006, meant that Mr. Sellering could choose either party.”

      Curiously (if not maliciously) overlooked by David.

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