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: Strong showing for the Pirate Party in German elections (InfoSecurity) -
March 28, 2012
"Saarland is the smallest (apart from the city-states) of 16 states within Germany, with a population of just over 1 million inhabitants. Politically it is generally considered to be a conservative area. This weekend it held the first of three regional ballots over the next eight weeks that will provide a snap-shot on Chancellor Merkel’s chances of retaining power after the federal elections due next year. The political press will highlight that Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received 35% of the votes, providing, says Peter Altmaier the majority whip for Merkel’s party in Berlin (reported by Bloomberg) “a vote of confidence in Angela Merkel’s policies” that “will give new impetus to the federal government.”" -
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