In Germany, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered losses in Bavarian regional elections Sunday that saw big gains for the Green Party, while the far-right AfD, or Alternative for Germany, party won enough votes to enter the state assembly for the first time. The election threatens Merkel’s 13-year hold on power as German voters increasingly polarize over whether to allow in refugees and asylum seekers. The Bavarian elections came as nearly a quarter-million people rallied in the German capital Berlin on Saturday, protesting against racism, xenophobia and the rise of the AfD party.
Germany: Merkel’s Party Loses Power, Greens and Far-Right Party Gain
HeadlineOct 15, 2018