FILE - The Jan. 17, 2013 file photo shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, of the Christian Democratic party and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, right, of the Liberal D

 

              FILE - The Jan. 17, 2013 file photo shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, of the Christian Democratic party and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, right, of the Liberal D
FILE - The Jan. 17, 2013 file photo shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, of the Christian Democratic party and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, right, of the Liberal Democratic Party FDP talk during a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin. A defeat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition in a high-profile state election is a blow to the German leader as she seeks a third term later this year — but it's far from clear whether the opposition will be strong enough to oust the popular conservative. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)