Election campaign billboards featuring Lower Saxony Governor and incumbent candidate of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) David McAllister is seen on January 16, 2013 in Osnabrueck, Germany. Lower Saxony is holding state elections on January 20, 2013 and many analysts see the election as a bellwether for national elections scheduled to take place later this year. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ
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German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel embraces fellow party member David McAllister at the annual CDU party congress on December 9, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. The CDU is the senior partner in Germany's ruling government coalition.
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David McAllister, Primier of the state of Lower Saxony attends the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Cologne, western Germany, on December 9, 2014. Merkel was reelected for the 8th time with 96, 72 percent of votes. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL
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CDU General Secretary Peter Tauber, leading party member David McAllister and Volker Bouffier, Governor of Hesse, attend the annual CDU party congress on December 9, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. The CDU is the senior partner in Germany's ruling government coalition.