DW: Merkel accepts partial blame for Berlin defeat
One day after her conservative party got hammered in Berlin's local election, Chancellor Angela Merkel took responsibility for the loss. She also said there would be no repeat of "uncontrolled" immigration.
In her first news conference after her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) recorded its worst-ever showing in a Berlin election, Merkel took partial responsibility for that defeat while again blaming opposition to her refugee policies on communication shortcomings.
"I'm the party chairwoman, and I'm not going to duck responsibility," Merkel told reporters. "If one of the reasons for the CDU's poor showing is that the direction, goal and conviction behind our refugee policy haven't been explained well enough, I'll endeavor to rectify that."
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