Sunday 4 September 2016

Angela Merkel's party comes third in regional elections

Angela Merkel's CDU party has been beaten into third place in regional elections in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania by Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

The pro-EU parties in Germany have all made a pact to freeze AfD out regional and national government just like the pro-EU parties and UKIP here but it's a sign of things to come. Germans have had enough of bailing out half of Europe, millions of so-called refugees making their way to Germany and terrorists smuggling their way into the country to carry out attacks.

The CDU gained 19.8% of the vote in Angela Merkel's home state behind second placed AfD on 21.4% and and the SPD who secured 30.2% of the vote. It's looking increasingly likely that the CDU will come second or even third in next year's general election and that Merkel will lose her seat.