German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party lost to center-left opposition, composed of the Greens and their Social Democratic Party allies in a key regional election on Sunday (March 27), according to preliminary results. Merkel’s party, which secured 44 percent of the votes, was expected to lose control of the wealthy southwestern German region of Baden-Württemberg. The center-left opposition, on the other hand, won 47 percent of the votes, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.