An AfD supporter holds a German national flag as people gather for the final election campaign rally of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party ahead of the Saxony-Anhalt state election at the Domplatz in Magdeburg, Germany June 4, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
June 4, 2021
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have edged ahead of the right-wing AfD party ahead of Sunday’s regional elections in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, a poll showed on Friday.
The INSA poll for Bild newspaper put Merkel’s CDU party on 27%, up 2 points from last month. The AfD held steady at 26%, the poll showed.
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan, Editing by Kirsti Knolle)