In Stunning Upset, Germany’s Far-Right AfD Set to Defeat Merkel’s CDU in the Country’s East

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By Tyler Durden | 5 August 2019

ZERO HEDGE — In a stunning development for German politics, Germany’s anti-immigrant, nationalist party Alternative for Germany, or AfD, has taken the lead in the east of the country ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), just a month before regional elections in the eastern states of Saxony and Brandenburg, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.

The AfD is currently polling at 23%, ahead of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, or CDU, which is at 22%, according to a poll carried out by Bild. The far-left Die Linke is in third place at 14% while the Greens are at 13% and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) on 11%.

The eastern states of Brandenburg and Saxony hold regional elections on Sept. 1, followed by Thuringia a month later. […]

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