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Merkel's Radio DJ Rival Sees Her Voting District Ripe for Upset

  • AfD’s Holm cites outrage over migration, says he has a chance
  • Holm compares Germans to ‘Indians in our own country’
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Merkel's Election Challenges

A former radio-show host who’s challenging Angela Merkel in her electoral district is raising the once-unthinkable prospect of unseating her after 27 years, an upset he says is possible due to a well of anger about migration to Germany.

“We have a chance,” said Leif-Erik Holm, 47, whose Alternative for Germany party, known as AfD, has experience in attracting defectors from the chancellor’s Christian Democrats in her eastern political homeland. “If we’re able to reach more retirees, it’s certainly possible that we could take this district.”