Merkel Urges Germans To Think Of Ukraine And Vote In EU Ballot

wochit politics
April 29, 2014 AT 10:16 AM
Angela Merkel opened her conservatives' European election campaign with an appeal to Germans to use their vote to keep Europe peaceful and strong, reminding them crisis-hit Ukraine will struggle to hold a free presidential election the same day. During a rally in the northern German city of Bremerhaven, she told the crowd, "You can go and vote with a completely free choice, on how you see the Europe of the next few years." A new opinion poll by INSA put Merkel's conservatives on 36 percent, their coalition partners the Social Democrats on 28 percent, the opposition Greens on 11 percent and the Left party on 9 percent.