The far-right AfD party comes second in one of Germany’s states

Germany’s anti-migrant AfD has trumped Chancellor Merkel’s CDU in her home state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Exit polls put the AfD on 21 percent, her CDU on 19. Premier Sellering’s SPD is back with 30.5 percent.
The AfD entered Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s 71-seat Schwerin assembly Sunday after a campaign directed at Merkel’s decision last year not to close Germany’s border to refugees arriving in the country through Hungary and Austria.
The party won 20.9% of the vote, putting it second after the Social Democrats (SPD), which got 30.2%—and beating the Christian Democrats (CDU) of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who got just 19%.

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