Social Democratic Party top candidate for the state elections of North Rhine-Wesphalia, Hannelore Kraft, celebrates Sunday after first results are made public in Duesseldorf, Germany. The nation's industrial and most populous state gave the center-left party 39 percent of the vote. (Associated Press)

Social Democratic Party top candidate for the state elections of North Rhine-Wesphalia, Hannelore Kraft, celebrates Sunday after first results are made public in Duesseldorf, Germany. The nation's industrial and most populous state gave the center-left party 39 percent of the vote. (Associated Press)