Germany's far-right AfD hands defeat to Angela Merkel's party in key regional vote. Any thoughts?

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, was facing damaging losses on Sunday evening as the resurgent far-Right swept ahead of her party in regional elections. Almost exactly a year after Mrs Merkel opened Germany’s borders to more than 1m asylum-seekers, her party was beaten into third place in her own... show more Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, was facing damaging losses on Sunday evening as the resurgent far-Right swept ahead of her party in regional elections.

Almost exactly a year after Mrs Merkel opened Germany’s borders to more than 1m asylum-seekers, her party was beaten into third place in her own parliamentary constituency, according to preliminary exit polls.

The anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party (AfD) surged ahead of Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) in initial projections with around 21 per cent of the vote.

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