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    Right-Wing Alternative for Germany Party to Enter 3 Regional Parliaments

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    Green Party won votes in Baden-Wuerttemberg, while right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) secured the second place in Saxony-Anhalt and is projected to enter three regional parliaments, according to local media.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — Germany's Green Party came first in Sunday's state votes in Baden-Wuerttemberg, while the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) secured the second place in Saxony-Anhalt and is projected to enter three regional parliaments, according to an exit poll commissioned by the ARD channel.

    Three German federal states, namely the western states of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as in Saxony-Anhalt in the east, are holding elections to regional parliaments on Sunday.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has lost votes in all three federal states.

    CDU is projected to secure some 27.5 percent of the votes in Baden-Wuerttemberg. According to the channel, the voting turnout in the state is estimated at 72 percent.


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