According to provisional final results, Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its sister party the Christian Social Union
Obama made a phone call to Merkel after her Christian Democratic Union and its sister party, the Christian Social Union
of Bavaria, garnered 41.
The most recent opinion polls show support for Merkel's conservative bloc - her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union
(CSU) - at around 39 per cent, some 13 points ahead of the SPD, the second-biggest party.
The weekly Forsa opinion poll for Stern magazine and RTL television found the Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union
(CSU), falling an unusually steep three points to their lowest level this year, Reuters reported.
Salah bin Ali Abdulrahman today received a German Bundestag delegation representing the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union
The delegation included MPs from the Christian Democratic Party and Christian Social Union
Friedrich, a leader in the arch-conservative Christian Social Union
(CSU) that is the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), said Greece made a mistake assuming joining the euro would give the country prosperity.
Two of those apparently targeted are senior politicians from Munich, the Green MP Jerzy Montag and the Christian Social Union
MP Hans-Peter Uhl.
Mr Dobrindt, deputy leader of the Christian Social Union
- one of the three parties in Germany's coalition government - made the claim in a radio interview.
Horst Seehofer, head of the Christian Social Union
(CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democrats, said that eurobonds would be damaging to the European economy as well as unfair.
Merkel's two coalition partners, the Free Democratic Party and Christian Social Union
, spoke out against euro bonds in weekend newspaper interviews.
He was founder and president of the Paneuropean Union and was Member of the European Parliament for two decades from the ranks of the Bavarian Christian Social Union