Angela Merkel faces key test in German state election — “She is an unworthy chancellor.”

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CDU candidate Armin Laschet and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend an election rally in Aachen, Germany, May 13, 2017

Angela Merkel has been campaigning with CDU candidate Armin Laschet. Reuters photo

Voters in Germany’s most populous state are going to the polls in an election seen as a crucial test for Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Polls show Mrs Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) could unseat the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The SPD has run the state for most of the post-war period.

A CDU victory would be a boost for Mrs Merkel as she seeks a fourth term in national elections in September.

SPD leader Martin Schulz has predicted that if they win in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) he will become Germany’s next chancellor. The SPD are currently junior partners in Germany’s governing coalition.

But the BBC’s Jenny Hill in Berlin says the party has been slipping in opinion polls and Mr Schulz may live to regret his forecast.

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