Merkel’s party routed in Berlin as right-wing Afd makes gains

Merkel’s party routed in Berlin as right-wing Afd makes gains

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered a historic loss in Berlin state elections Sunday while the right-wing populist AfD gained fresh support, riding a wave of popular anger over her open-door refugee policy. The anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party won around 14 percent, according to public broadcasters’ projections, in the capital which has long prided […]

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 […]