German Politics

NPR's Edward Lifson reports from Kiel, Germany on the prospects of the Christian Democratic Union party. The CDU lost support in Schleswig-Holstein, the rural state bordering Denmark. Voters chose a new legislature in the first electoral test since the campaign finance scandal involving former Chancellor Helmut Kohl last year. The CDU received 35 percent of the vote, while the Social Democrats won 43 percent. Now the CDU is searching for a new party leader.



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