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Far right AFD beats Merkel's CDU in regional election

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-10-30 00:51

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) beat Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) into 3rd place in Sunday's regional election in the eastern state of Thuringia. Linke won 29.7%, AfD won 23.8% and CDU won 22.5%.

The AfD started in 2014, and has become an anti-immigrant party following the 2015 refugee crisis.

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