Bavarian vote could hurt Merkel's conservatives

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By Madeline Chambers MUNICH, Germany, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Bavaria's conservatives are expected to lose their absolute majority for the first time in nearly half a century in a state vote on Sunday that could weaken Chancellor Angela Merkel a year before federal elections. Polls show the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), are in danger of falling below 50 percent, down more than 10 points from the last election in 2003. Even if ...

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