Monday, September 5, 2016

Election Results in Germany September 2016

Angela Merkel has suffered a humiliating defeat in her home state at the hands of AfD, a relatively new anti immigration party that has been stiffly growing in popularity.

Following the victory, the leader of the AfD Frauke Petry struck a triumphant tone, saying "This is a slap in the face for Merkel - not only in Berlin but also in her home state. The voters made a clear statement against Merkel's disastrous immigration policies. This put her in her place.".

Merkel and her party have begun to suffer a backlash on her immigration policies, especially following the events in Cologne on New Years Eve when hundreds of women were subjected to sexual assault, largely at the hands of migrants, in addition to recent terrorist incidents.

Alternative for Deutschland Party (AfD) secured 21% of the vote, compared to 19.2% for Merkel`s CDU party in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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