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Vanishing Voters - Germany's Christian Democrats in decline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is more popular than her Christian Democratic party with German voters. In major cities, in particular, the conservative vote is on the decline. Now Stuttgart, long an unassailable Christian Democratic stronghold, has elected a Green Party mayor. But the conservatives are also struggling in other cities such as Hamburg. Why are so many voters abandoning the CDU?

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