As a continuation to the fears spreading in the euro area, German Merkel's Christian Democrats party got a defeat in elections in Berlin State on concerns regarding euro area bailouts.

It seems that Merkel received a shock due to its treatment to the European debt crisis.

The results showed that Social Democrats got 28.3% of the votes, Christian Democrats got 23.4%, Greens had 17.6% and the left had 11.7%.