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Merkel suffers loss in election: exit poll

Merkel's conservatives suffered an embarrassing loss of support in elections in her home state.

Written by Agencies | Berlin | Published: September 4, 2011 12:14 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives suffered an embarrassing loss of support in elections in her home state today,exit polls suggested,but they could still cling on to a share of power.

According to exit polls released by television channel ARD,Merkel’s Christian Democrats mustered 24.0 per cent of the vote in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania,a decline on the 28.8 per cent they won in 2006.

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