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Image caption CDU candidate Octavian Ursu won a run-off vote in Görlitz, a city that has attracted top Hollywood directors. Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has failed to win its first mayoral seat, after it lost a key election in the country's east. Octavian Ursu of the centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU), Germany's main governing party, won more than 55% of the vote in the city of Görlitz. AfD candidate Sebastian Wippel, 36, was deemed the frontrunner after he won the first round of voting. The vote had been viewed as a litmus test for his anti-immigration party. The AfD registered high levels of support in Görlitz, which has seen a huge exodus of younger people due to a lack of employment opportunities. Full story

17 June