The Trump Effect reaches Germany

As Bellwether noted last week, Germany’s electorate is tired of being lectured about the country’s duty to take in undocumented refugees from the Middle East and Africa. On Sunday, voters made their feelings clear by giving unprecedented support to the anti-immigrant party, Alternative for Germany, known by the acronym AfD.


BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 08:  German Chancellor and German Christian Democrats (CDU) Chairwoman Angela Merkel speaks to the media at CDU headquarters the day after state elections in Schleswig-Holstien on May 8, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The CDU won with nearly a five-point lead over the German Social Democrats (SPD) despite a close race going into the election. Germany will hold federal elections in September.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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