German anti-immigrant populists ‘beat Merkel’s party’ in local vote

German anti-immigrant populists ‘beat Merkel’s party’ in local vote

Germany’s anti-migrant populists made a strong showing at Sunday’s state polls, scoring ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party as voters punish the German leader over her liberal refugee policy. The xenophobic Alternative for Germany (AfD) obtained around 21 percent in its first bid for seats in the regional parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Vorpommern, according to exit […]