With the election just days away, Germany's traditional political partnerships could be fracturing.
Germany's euroskeptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will now take seats in three state parliaments. They've made the cut in Thuringia and Brandenburg, two weeks after being elected in Saxony.
The German states of Thuringia and Brandenburg are due to choose new state parliaments. Chancellor Merkel has warned her federal coalition partners the Social Democrats against becoming junior partners to the Left Party.
The socialist Left party could win its first state premiership in Germany on Sunday at the Thuringia election, in coalition with the center-left SPD. Bodo Ramelow is ready for the job.
The euroskeptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has taken big strides forward in regional elections in two eastern German states. Results are emerging from votes in Thuringia and Brandenburg.
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