German voters take their revenge against Merkel’s open-door immigration policy after her party slumps in Berlin election as far-right group enters the state parliament for the first time

Angela Merkel’s party has suffered its worst ever result in elections to the Berlin state parliament amid unease over her immigration policy.

Many voters turned to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), which with 13 per cent of the vote will enter the German capital’s assembly for the first time, according to initial projections.

Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union polled at 18 per cent – a drop of 5 points.

The centre-left Social Democrats (SPU) dropped 6 per cent to 22, but remain the largest party, and are expected to ditch the CDU from their current coalition.

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