Merkel's Christian Democrats beat rivals in German state election

Mr Schulz's comments indicate how Britain's departure from the European Union could become a hostage to fortune in domestic rows across the continent.

The SPD had already suffered two setbacks since Schulz took over, with the CDU scoring strong victories in the small states of Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein.

But after an initial surge in support following his nomination, the SPD has lost ground again with voters now backing Merkel over Schulz as their preferred chancellor. Schulz, for his part, admitted that "we suffered a hard moment last night".

But he urged the party to concentrate now on the national election.

Merkel's CDU has won the three state elections held in Germany this year, and these wins are deemed to bode favorably for its performance in the national general elections in September. He said that "we will sharpen our profile further - we have to as well". "It is a rocky road, but the SPD is a battle-hardened party and we will put up a fight in the elections", he said.

The Social Democrats' result in Sunday's election, the last before the national vote, was their worst in North Rhine-Westphalia since World War II.

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"He has no public office and has been hardly visible", political scientist Oskar Niedermayer told dpa, adding that the new SPD leader remained too vague and undefined. I come from the state in which we took a really stinging defeat today.

Nominated by the SPD in January to head up its September campaign, Schulz was initially seen as a new face on a political stage of well-known actors.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined campaign themes for her re-election bid in September as she seeks to harness her party's revived momentum, saying she'll help Europe's biggest economy innovate to stay competitive.

Tauber noted that the main reasons behind the victory of the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia was the strategy demonstrated by the CDU team in the most important areas for the region, such as "internal security, erroneous infrastructure and educational policy".

The other likely option is for a "grand coalition" with the SPD that would mirror Merkel's national government, with the SPD as the junior partner.

The CDU appeared to have been able to cash in on local anger over issues including security, crime, education, immigration, relatively high unemployment and traffic jams. The CDU only ruled in NRW for five years during that half century, from 2005 until 2010.

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