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Commenting article: Merkel Faces Test over Refugee Policy in German Regional Elections

Three German states hold elections for regional parliaments on Sunday which are expected to show strong performance of The Alternative for Germany (AFD), a right-wing group opposed to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy on refugees.

The elections - the first since the refugee crisis began – are seen as a direct challenge to Merkel as voters' concerns about the record migrant influx in Germany may boost support for AfD.

The three states are Baden Wurttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in the west and Saxony-Anhalt in the east. Their combined population is about 17 million, around a fifth of Germany’s population.  

Tania Oz - 13 Mar 2016 // 23:22:04

If the Germans had ANY sense whatsoever, they would give her the flick. Hopefully so. Stick a fork in her, she\'s done.

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