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"These results are a serious rebuke for Merkel and the most pronounced protest vote we've seen so far," said Holger Schmieding, an analyst at Berenberg Bank.
"The result will increase the noise within the CDU and constrain the government's options on migrants and Greece, but Merkel's chancellorship is not at risk," said Carsten Nickel at Teneo Intelligence.
Responding to voters' fears, she has promised to stem the flow of migrants to Germany, and is trying to convince Turkey to help - and other EU partners to share the burden. In the last few weeks, the numbers of migrants entering Germany have fallen.
originally posted by: Unity_99
They're trying to work with Turkey. Don't they mean to say that Turkey is blackmailing them for Europe to pay them a fortune to hold back some of the invading force?
Borders need to be closed.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Unity_99
Exactly. Turkey may well have motives of their own, with their designs on open borders in Europe from Turkey. ...
Geeziz didn't any of these people play Risk, or Diplomacy?
It won't end " touchy Feely " in a good way imo