News Digest Item
05 Sep 2016

“Angela Merkel’s party beaten by rightwing populists in German elections”

The Guardian

Chancellor Angela Merkel was dealt a regional election blow in her constituency of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as her Christian Democrat Union (CDU) came third behind the Social Democrats (SPD) and the anti-immigration Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Facts on German state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Berlin and the article Migration trumps energy in regional votes despite anti-wind party.

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