Sunday, September 18, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU Party Suffers Another Major Defeat In Regional Elections

BBC: Berlin state poll: Losses for Merkel's CDU, gains for AfD

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party has suffered big losses in Berlin state elections, exit polls suggest.

The party is expected to be ousted from the state governing coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats.

Meanwhile the right-wing anti-migrant party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is projected to enter the state parliament for the first time.

Mrs Merkel's popularity has waned since her decision last year to allow more than a million migrants into Germany.

The CDU is projected to win around 17.5% of the vote - its worst post-war result in Berlin.

It is the party's second electoral blow in two weeks, having been pushed into third place by the AfD in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at the beginning of the month.

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WNU Editor: This is a huge loss of Angela Merkel .... and just another sign that she and her allies are facing a massive defeat in next years national elections..

More News On The Results From Today's Elections In Berlin

Berlin state poll: Losses for Merkel's CDU, gains for AfD -- BBC
Social Democrats receive most votes in Berlin election, populist AfD enters state assembly -- DW
Merkel suffers drubbing in Berlin vote due to migrant angst -- Reuters
Angela Merkel's party suffers slump in Berlin election -- The Guardian
Berlin Voters Deal Angela Merkel’s Party Another Blow -- NYT
Voters punish Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy in Berlin poll -- Euronews
Setback for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in Berlin state election -- USA Today
German Center-Left Party Wins Berlin State Election, but Anti-Immigrant Group Gains Seats -- WSJ
Germany: Merkel's party suffers loss in Berlin election -- Al Jazeera
Berlin elections: The end of the grand coalition -- DW

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