Merkel’s Coalition in Crisis After EU Vote Debacle

German ruling coalition thumped in EU elections

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled coalition will hold crisis talks Monday after a thumping at European polls that has reignited questions over its survival.

Voters handed her CDU party and its centre-left coalition partner SPD their worst score in European election history, while doubling support for the Greens amid rising fears over global warming.

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The Greens also snatched second spot from the Social Democratic Party, coming in just behind Merkel’s centre-right alliance.

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