An upstart German party stunned Chancellor Angela Merkel Sunday, winning three state elections by campaigning against the refugee policy which has flooded the European nation with more than 1 million immigrants.That's what could be expected when their response to the mass sexual assaults of recent by Muslims turns out to be very weak. Alas, don't expect Merkel and company to apologize for failure to condemn the Islamofascism that led to this so easily. One more reason why her resignation would be for the best. If Merkel can't lead, she cannot remain in office. She demonstrates why some women cannot be relied on to run good policies.
The Alternative for Germany (AFD) had run against Merkel’s open border policy for refugees, and won support from defectors from Merkel’s party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) as well as other members of the democratic center. The election is the latest indication that the open borders policy is hurting Merkel, who 48 percent of Germans want to see resign, according to a poll.
"We are seeing above all in these elections that voters are turning away in large numbers from the big established parties and voting for our party," AFD leader Frauke Petry said.
They "expect us finally to be the opposition that there hasn't been in the German parliament and some state parliaments," she added.
The AFD did best in Saxony-Anhalt in what used to be East Germany, a poor state that has fewer Muslims than any of the 16 other German states. It garnered 24.4 percent of the vote here, coming in second behind the Christian Democratic Party and ahead of the historically strong Social Democratic Party, a member of the national coalition with Merkel’s CDU.
Monday, March 14, 2016
ANGELA MERKEL'S IGNORANCE COSTS HER PARTY IN GERMAN ELECTION
It looks like the dhimmitude of Merkel and her ilk has cost them some space in the latest election (Hat tip: Accuracy in Media):
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