Germany's Three State Elections: What's at Stake for Merkel

  • Look for a surge by anti-immigration Alternative for Germany
  • Defeats would hand ammunition to Merkel's foes on refugees

Angela Merkel during her speech to supporters at a CDU campaign rally ahead of Baden-Wuerttemberg state elections on March 10 in Aalen.

Photographer: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images

Germans go to the polls in three states on Sunday in the biggest electoral test of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s third term. After a campaign dominated by Europe’s refugee crisis, her party faces a backlash from voters alienated by her open-borders policy.

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