Berlin Voters Deal Angela Merkel’s Party Another Blow

September 18, 2016 8:27 PM

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Berlin Voters Deal Angela Merkel’s Party Another Blow

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered the latest in a string of defeats in German state elections on Sunday, when her Christian Democratic Union was ousted from power in Berlin after its worst showing in the capital since World War II, according to preliminary results.

Voters in Berlin turned out in higher numbers than in previous years, many responding to voter mobilization calls from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party. The party is now poised to enter the city-state’s legislature for the first time, although its share of the vote, 14.2 percent in t...

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