Center-left party projected to win north German state vote

Social Democrats’ SPD party leader, Martin Schulz, speaking after the first projections of the state elections in Lower Saxony, in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Beside him are German Families Minister Katarina Barley, left, and SPD parliamentary group leader Andrea Nahles. right. In background a sculpture of late German chancellor Willy Brand. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)


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