Germany: A vote on the refugee crisis

It’s rare for state elections like those happening this Sunday to take on such national significance. Even people outside of Germany want to know: Will Angela Merkel’s CDU party be punished for her having opened the borders to refugees last summer? And if so, who will profit from her party’s losses? Are anti-immigrant, Euroskeptic parties going to make gains in Germany? And what does that mean for the government?

Is Merkel on shaky ground?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Yeah, because she’s heavy and has a really low center of gravity.

  • Millie_Woods

    Is Merkel on shakes ground?

    Merkel’s feet should be dangling about 3 feet above ground.

    • Will Quest

      Merkel’s grounds are so shaky she ditched her dildo …….

  • Maurice Miner

    As far as I can see from the report, it makes no difference to Herr Merkel’s continued Chancellorship, but it does place pressure on the political Untermensch, those whose political tenure is at the whim of their electorates.

    Eventually, when AfD support reaches a level where the Untermensch politicians take notice, only THEN will there be trouble for Herr Merkel.

    • It’s a drawn out process no question.

    • V10_Rob

      The established parties in power will move heaven and earth, and sink to any depth, to shut out anyone or any party who threatens their grip.

  • BillyHW

    So when do Germans get to vote to decapitate Angela Merkel?

    • 3MileLimit

      Ha! That made me giggle. I wanna know, too!

  • Maggat

    Sad truth, nothing will change, yet.

  • I hope AfD make big gains. They are being presented by the European media as right wing extremists, the first since Germany was freed from Nazism. This is surely a lie – they are concerned ordinary German citizens, who are sick and tired of having their country handed on a platter to Muslim invaders and colonizers by by leftist parties, led by Merkel.