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High Voter Turnout in German State Elections Upsets AfD

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party hoped to win Eastern Germany going into the 2019 German state elections. However, due to an unusually high voter turnout, the AfD party was unable to win any of the state elections this year. Despite the upset, AfD was still able to place well in many states, narrowly beaten in Saxony and Bradenburg by opposition parties.

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