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Germany's CDU, CSU Parties Gain Voter Support, Bild Says

April 16, 2012

Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party rose by one percentage point to 36 percent, according to a weekly poll compiled by INSA Meinungstrend for Bild newspaper.

The Social Democratic Party lost one percentage point and would attract 27 percent if national elections were held on April 22, according to the newspaper.

Support for the Green Party, the Pirate Party and the Free Democrats remained unchanged at 13 percent, 9 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

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