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Bayxit? 1 in 3 Bavarians Wants Independence From Berlin – Poll

A general view shows the festival ground during the opening day of Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. PHOTO: RT/Michael Dalder/Reuters

17 July 2017

RUSSIA TODAY — Almost one third of the respondents in Bavaria say they want independence from Germany, according to a new poll, which also showed that the southern region has the strongest secessionist sentiment among all German states.

Thirty-two percent of Bavarians agreed with the statement that their “state should be independent from Germany,” a Bild commissioned survey conducted by the YouGov market research company revealed.

According to Bavarian Radio, 18 percent of respondents strongly agreed with the statement while 14 percent “would rather agree” with it.

The percentage of Bavarians who favor independence is rising the Deutschlandfunk broadcaster reported, adding, that according to a 2011 poll, only about a quarter of Bavarians supported that idea. […]

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