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Germany: Triumph at CDU's NRW headquarters as first state election results appear02:29

Germany: Triumph at CDU's NRW headquarters as first state election results appear

Germany, Duesseldorf
May 14, 2017 at 17:54 GMT -00:00 · Published

Members of North Rhine-Westphalia's Christian-Democratic Union party (CDU) celebrated as it became clear that they had won the local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the party's state headquarters in Duesseldorf, on Sunday.

Armin Laschet, president of the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia and probably the future Minister President of the state, said, "We had two electoral goals: ending [the] Red-Green [coalition] and becoming the strongest political party. And both of them have succeeded."

During his victory speech, Laschet also called on his voters to the CDU again, in the upcoming national elections in September. Laschet threw his support behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel, "It is also clear that we want to win the federal elections, we want Angela Merkel to remain as the chancellor."

Germany: Triumph at CDU's NRW headquarters as first state election results appear02:29
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Members of North Rhine-Westphalia's Christian-Democratic Union party (CDU) celebrated as it became clear that they had won the local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the party's state headquarters in Duesseldorf, on Sunday.

Armin Laschet, president of the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia and probably the future Minister President of the state, said, "We had two electoral goals: ending [the] Red-Green [coalition] and becoming the strongest political party. And both of them have succeeded."

During his victory speech, Laschet also called on his voters to the CDU again, in the upcoming national elections in September. Laschet threw his support behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel, "It is also clear that we want to win the federal elections, we want Angela Merkel to remain as the chancellor."

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