Defeat for Angela Merkel in German Regional Elections

Leading up to Germany’s general election in September, the iron Angela Merkel is not looking as strong as she has appeared in recent months while handing out ultimatums to Europe’s most powerful leaders in a bid to single handedly salvage their economies from financial meltdown. Instead, she has suffered a great loss in popularity on home turf it seems, as the region of Lower Saxony secured her 12thdefeat for the Christian Democrat and Liberal Free Democrat coalition party in Germany’s regional elections. Merkel described the loss of Lower Saxony as ‘emotionally difficult,’ after the party believed they were still in line for a narrow victory in the face of difficult […]