Angela Merkel’s CDU ‘suffers Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania poll blow’

Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU party has been beaten into third place by an anti-immigrant and anti-Islam party in elections in a north-eastern German state, TV exit polls suggest.

The Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party took 21.4% of the vote behind the centre-left SPD’s 30.2%.

The German chancellor’s CDU was supported by only 19.8% of those who voted, according to the exit polls.

The vote was seen as a key test before German parliamentary elections in 2017.

Before the vote in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, all of Germany’s other parties ruled out forming a governing coalition with the AfD.

  • Jim Horne

    As Bob Dylan said “The Times They Are A Changin”.

  • ismiselemeas

    Invariably described as a “right wing populist group” as opposed to comprehensively thrashed in a democratic election.

    • Merkel’s party is now a fringe extremist group with peculiar ideas like open borders.

      • simus1

        When the polls start to show how many intend to leave the CDU from now and intend to vote AfD in the big 2017 elections, merkel will be made to walk the plank.

  • Spatchcocked

    That foto of Mutti ?
    She’s thinking to herself …”Oy Gevalt already my cunt migraine is worse today and now this news”

  • Dana Garcia

    Let the electoral punishments begin!