A bad night for the AfD

Analysing the election in Saxony-Anhalt

Dear Reader,

The CDU have won a surprisingly convincing electoral victory in the east German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The conservative party were already the major power in the rural state and have been for the past two decades. Nonetheless, the size of their victory surprised most analysts since some polling had predicted a shock win for the AfD.

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