Conservatives expecting ‘photo finish’ in German elections

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Germany’s conservatives, who are in danger of being kicked out of power at Sunday’s elections after nearly 16 years, say they are expecting a tight result against their main rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD). “We see from the poll numbers that it is going to be a close race. It was always clear to us that it would be a photo finish,” the secretary general of the Christian Social Union (CSU), Markus Blume, said in an interview on Wednesday. Blume’s CSU is the sister party to outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). The two parties have worked together for decades, with th…

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