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Far-Right Party Makes Gains But Fails to Overtake Major Parties in German Regional Elections

HeadlineSep 03, 2019

In Germany, regional elections saw the far-right party Alternative for Deutschland make its largest gains ever Sunday, coming in second place behind the country’s main centrist parties, including Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Party. The elections were held on the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday asked Poland for forgiveness for the Nazi invasion in 1939.

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