Weil, top candidate of the Social Democratic Party, celebrates as he hears an official preliminary election result showing him as the winner of the state elections for Lower Saxony in Hanover

 
Weil, top candidate of the Social Democratic Party, celebrates as he hears an official preliminary election result showing him as the winner of the state elections for Lower Saxony in Hanover
Stephan Weil, top candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), celebrates as he hears an official preliminary election result showing him as the winner of the state elections for Lower Saxony in Hanover January 20, 2013. Election results show a coalition of the SPD and Germany's green party one parliamentary seat ahead of a conservative opposition with German chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). REUTERS/ Kai Pfaffenbach