Angela Merkel Under Fire After Poll Defeat To Anti-Migrant Party

September 5, 2016 7:31 AM

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Angela Merkel Under Fire After Poll Defeat To Anti-Migrant Party

Schwerin, Germany: German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under renewed pressure over her liberal refugee policy today after an upstart anti-migrant populist party handed her party a humiliating defeat in her home state.

The xenophobic Alternative for Germany (AfD) clinched around 22 per cent in its first bid for seats in the regional parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Vorpommern, results showed after most ballots had been counted from Sunday polls.

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