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Germany: 'Catastrophic' - CSU suffers worst election result in 68 years03:13

Germany: 'Catastrophic' - CSU suffers worst election result in 68 years

Germany, Munich
October 14, 2018 at 19:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

A crowd of Christian Social Union (CSU) members and supporters listened in for the results of Sunday's state election at the Bavarian Parliament in Munich.

As predicted, the CSU lost support from the Bavarian people compared to their 2013 result, losing around 12 percent of their share and now sitting on 35.5 percent.

It marks the worst election result for the CSU since 1950.

Minister President Markus Soeder walked on stage shortly after the announcement.

"Of course, today is no easy day for the CSU. We didn't get a good result, partly we got a painful result, even if we have to wait for the election evening. We accept the result, we do so with humbleness," he said.

One activist from Dachau described the result as 'catastrophic.'

Many of those present felt time was ripe for change within the party and pointed fingers at those sitting in Berlin rather than Bavaria.

Germany: 'Catastrophic' - CSU suffers worst election result in 68 years03:13
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A crowd of Christian Social Union (CSU) members and supporters listened in for the results of Sunday's state election at the Bavarian Parliament in Munich.

As predicted, the CSU lost support from the Bavarian people compared to their 2013 result, losing around 12 percent of their share and now sitting on 35.5 percent.

It marks the worst election result for the CSU since 1950.

Minister President Markus Soeder walked on stage shortly after the announcement.

"Of course, today is no easy day for the CSU. We didn't get a good result, partly we got a painful result, even if we have to wait for the election evening. We accept the result, we do so with humbleness," he said.

One activist from Dachau described the result as 'catastrophic.'

Many of those present felt time was ripe for change within the party and pointed fingers at those sitting in Berlin rather than Bavaria.

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