Is This the Beginning of the End for Merkel?

Angela Merkel’s humiliation in her political home state provides further evidence to her opponents that Germany’s first female chancellor has had her day. It may instead make her more likely to run for a fourth term. The Alternative for Germany, or AfD, capitalized on public discontent with Merkel’s refugee policy Sunday to overtake her Christian Democrats for the first time in a state election, raising questions over her political standing ahead of the next federal ballot in the fall of 2017. G Plus Economics Chief Economist Lena Komileva discusses this and the outlook for bonds with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Manus Cranny on "Countdown."

Full Show: Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas (02/17)
52:11 - Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas hosted by David Westin and Jonathan Ferro. Guests include Mark McCormick, head of FX strategy for North America at TD Securities, Michael Gapen, chief U.S. economist at Barclays, Jacob Kirkegaard, senior fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, Jeff Rosenberg, chief fixed income strategist at BlackRock, T.J. Thornton, managing director at Jefferies, Julie Sweet, chief executive officer for North America at Accenture, Mark Tatum, deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the NBA, and Mark Yusko, chief executive officer and chief investment officer at Morgan Creek Capital. (Source: Bloomberg)
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