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  9/22/2013, Tishrei 18, 5774

German Elections to be Held Today

Polls show Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the lead as candidate in the federal elections scheduled to take place in Germany, today (Sunday).

However, the polls indicate that Merkel's partners - the Free Democrats and Liberals, may not have enough to be able to enter Parliament.

The suveys are showing that the right-wing "Alternative Party", which wants to disengage from the European Union, appears to be gaining strength.