SPD face stiff challenge in home state North Rhine-Westphalia

It is the final state election in Germany before September’s federal contest, and it is in the biggest state, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Eighteen million people live here, and the Angela Merkel’s CDU is hoping to wrest control from the opposition SPD.

Armin Laschet wants to upset the left’s near-total postwar domination here but the SPD’s
Hannelaure Kraft has run the state for a long time. She faces criticism for traffic problems, crime, above-average unemployment and a creaking education system.…
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