North Rhine-Westphalia Holds State Elections

In This Photo: Johannes Laschet
Heinz Laschet, the father of Armin Laschet, (C) and Johannes Laschet (L) the son of Armin Laschet, lead candidate of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), celebrate with supporters after the CDU win the North Rhine-Westphalia state election on May 14, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The election today, the third German state election this year, is being seen by analysts as an important indicator of the viability of German Social Democrats (SPD) leader Martin Schulz, who will run against Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the CDU, in federal elections in September. The CDU won the previous two state elections in Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein, despite an initial upsurge in support for Schulz after he announced he would run for chancellor in January.
(May 13, 2017 - Source: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images Europe)
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