Center-left party projected to win north German state vote

Top candidate of the Christian Democrats in Lower Saxony, Bernd Althusmann, wipes his eye in a TV studio in Hannover, germany, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The center-left Social Democrats are projected to win a vote in Germany’s northern state of Lower Saxony. Initial projections by public broadcaster ARD put the Social Democrats of governor Stephan Weil ahead with 37.5 percent of the vote, ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats with 35 percent. (Christian Charisius/Pool Photo via AP)


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