Still, senior Merkel ally Horst Seehofer, the conservative governor of Bavaria, conceded that the government needed to do a better job of explaining its policies. He told ZDF television he had noticed a "communication deficit" on the campaign trail.There was shocked silence at the Free Democrats' election event as exit polls showed the party slumping below 5 percent of the vote.
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