FILE - In this May 8, 2012 file picture a biker passes election posters of current North Rhine-Westphalia State Govenor Hannelore Kraft of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), left, and Christian ... more 
FILE - In this May 8, 2012 file picture a biker passes election posters of current North Rhine-Westphalia State Govenor Hannelore Kraft of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), left, and Christian Democratic Party (CDU) top candidate Norbert Roettgen in Duisburg, Germany. Poster at left reads: We leave no child behind, Good for North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), and the poster at right : Responsibility, Competence, Lastingness, Our country deserves the Best. Germany’s most populous state holds an election Sunday May 13, 2012, with polls pointing to likely re-election for a center-left regional government that Chancellor Angela Merkel has sought to label as irresponsibly spendthrift. About 13.2 million people are eligible to vote for the state legislature in North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany, which includes Cologne, Duesseldorf and the industrial Ruhr region. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein.File) less 
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