Lower Saxony federal state premier McAllister smiles as he leaves polling station after casting his vote for state elections in Bad Bederkesa

 
Lower Saxony federal state premier McAllister smiles as he leaves polling station after casting his vote for state elections in Bad Bederkesa
Lower Saxony federal state premier David McAllister of the Christian Democratic Union party CDU smiles as he leaves after casting his vote in the Lower Saxony state election at a polling station in the northern German town of Bad Bederkesa January 20, 2013. McAllister of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU defends his state premiership in Lower Saxony, testing the CDU's strength and her leadership just eight months ahead of Germany's federal elections when she will seek a third term. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen