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This is how the Associated Press reports the German results of the European Parliament election:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were headed for a center-right majority and her center-left rivals for a historically heavy defeat Sunday in European Parliament elections, according to projections.

Bloomberg writes:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats beat the Social Democrats in European Parliament elections yesterday with less than four months to go before a national vote, preliminary final results showed.
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"It's a very successful election for Merkel," Jan Techau, an analyst at the Berlin-based German Council on Foreign Relations, said in an interview. "It's a pretty strong signal that German voters prefer the center-right parties because people expect them to be more competent on the economy."

    Now compare those news reports with the facts.

    by Fran on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 02:31:57 PM EST
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    It's all about narratives...

    The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buiter
    by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 03:04:51 PM EST
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