Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives hope to form a coalition with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens in Schleswig-Holstein after a decisive election victory in the north German state on Sunday.

The FDP been a frequent partner for the conservatives at national level, and Frau Merkel will seek a fourth term in office in federal elections in September for which Sunday’s vote strengthened her hand.

“It’s clear to me that we need a change in government in Schleswig-Holstein. That’s what the people want,” Daniel Guenther, the lead candidate of the chancellor’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the state, told broadcaster ARD.

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