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The chancellor got a challenging reception from the youth wing of her CDU/CSU party at their annual convention. Anxieties over poor polling and looming state elections have bred discontent among the young conservatives.
As the polls open in Bavaria, voters are caught between tradition and change. For some the vote is a referendum on Angela Merkel's government, but for others it's a chance to protest the CSU.
The drubbing of the mainstream parties in Bavaria's election didn't come as a surprise. But the outcome could have serious repercussions for Germany's political landscape.
In a further erosion of Germany's political mainstream, the Bavarian conservative party, the CSU, has lost its absolute majority. Meanwhile the Greens have become the second-largest political force in southern Germany.
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