Bavaria: CSU has lost its absolute majority

Deutsche Welle: The Christian Social Union (CSU) looked set to win the most votes in Sunday’s regional election in Bavaria, one of Germany’s conservative heartlands. But for only the third time in post-war history, Bavaria’s dominant political force will have to share power. According to early exit polls, the CSU lost its absolutely majority in the southern German state, taking just 35.5 percent of the vote. The Greens earned the second largest percentage of the vote with at least 18.5.