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Merkel in firing line over refugees after regional vote ‘debacle’

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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), at the final campaign event of the CDU Baden-Wuerttemberg, in Haigerloch, Germany, March 12, 2016. Daniel Mauerer/EPA
The elections are largely regarded as a referendum on Merkel’s decision to open the country’s doors to people fleeing war

BERLIN, Germany (Mar. 14, 2016) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was facing fresh pressure Monday, March 14, over her liberal refugee policy after a drubbing in regional elections described as a “debacle.”

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Merkel’s CDU in poll hammering as backing for populist AfD surges

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DISAPPOINTMENT. Supporters of Angela Merkel’s CDU party react after state elections exit poll results are announced on tv an election party in Berlin on March 13, 2016. Jens Kalaene/AFP
Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is defeated in 2 of 3 states in regional elections, and scores a historic low 27% in its stronghold Baden-Wuerttemberg

STUTTGART, Germany (Mar. 14, 2016) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered a major setback in key state polls Sunday, March 13, over her liberal refugee policy, while the right- Continue reading Merkel’s CDU in poll hammering as backing for populist AfD surges