Merkel Fails to Translate Drop in Refugees Into Greater Backing

August 28, 2016 10:38 AM

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is failing to translate a significant drop in new refugee arrivals into greater backing from the general public.

The head of the agency responsible for asylum seekers, Frank-Juergen Weise, told Bild am Sonntag that he expects 250,000-300,000 refugees to arrive this year, well below last year’s 1 million. Nonetheless, a poll released Sunday by the newspaper showed 50 percent of voters don’t want Merkel to serve...

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