Exit poll: big win for Merkel allies in Bavaria

Associated Press
Exit poll: big win for Merkel allies in Bavaria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks at an election campaign event in Heilbronn, Germany, Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. A state election Sunday in Bavaria gives Germany’s politicians their last test before next week’s national vote, with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies hoping to provide momentum with a big win in the prosperous region. It’s hard to predict how the outcome in Bavaria might influence the Sept. 22 national election but governor Horst Seehofer, the leader of the Merkel-allied Christian Social Union, has pledged to “sound the signal for victory nationwide.” Polls suggest that his party, which has led Bavaria since 1957, can hope to win back an absolute majority in the state legislature it lost five years ago. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd Weissbrod)

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