Merkel targeted by nationalist right on German campaign trail
euronews (in English) - Saturday, 16 September 2017 (1 week ago)
Angela Merkel may be the strong favourite to win next weekend’s German elections but that hasn’t stopped her opponents from hounding her on the campaign trail. The German chancellor’s visit to the small seaside town of Binz in the northeast on Saturday had been well highlighted on social media. There were whistles and jeers from among the crowd, as well as slogans such as “Merkel must go”. Observers say they bear the hallmarks of the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. There is little evidence that they represent a popular revolt against Merkel and her government. With support rising to over 10 percent according to opinion polls, the populist AfD party is tipped to enter the lower house of Parliament. But its protests over the migrant crisis and other issues are not expected to prevent Merkel from winning a fourth term.
Recent related news
The German chancellor runs the gauntlet of jeering opponents ahead of next Sunday's elections.
1 week ago • euronews
Just ahead of the German election, CDU MP Karin Strenz has been accused of doing paid lobbying work for the Azerbaijani dictatorship. Chancellor Angela Merkel...
4 days ago • Deutsche Welle
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel appears all but certain to win a fourth term when Germans vote Sunday after a humdrum campaign produced few divisive...
2 days ago • Seattle Times
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel handed out coffee to campaign workers in Berlin, urging them to keep up the momentum in the final hours before...
10 hours ago • Seattle Times
German researchers find evidence that American right-wing trolls are meddling in their upcoming election
Right-wing groups from the United States have attempted to undermine Chancellor Angela Merkel’s re-election campaign, according to German researchers. The...
3 days ago • Raw Story
After Angela Merkel was splattered with a ripe tomato hurled by a protester at a recent campaign rally, the German chancellor stayed as cool as a...
2 days ago • L.A. Times