"Speculation over a ‘declining Schulz effect'"
The Christian Democrats’ (CDU) win in the Schleswig-Holstein state election is "a black eye" for Social Democrats (SPD) and their federal frontrunner Martin Schulz ahead of September federal elections, writes Politico.eu. Results in the last state elections in Saarland had already raised speculation about a “declining Schulz effect” and “Sunday’s disappointing result for the SPD in Schleswig-Holstein will throw more cold water on the party’s declared goal to become the strongest party in the German parliament in September,” writes Politico.
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