Merkel Urged to Make Efforts to Reduce Refugee Influx
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party and its coalition partner lost support in regional elections in Berlin as the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany siphoned off voters, extending its challenge to the country’s political establishment. The Social Democrats, the junior coalition partner in the national government, won the election for the capital’s city council and Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union finished second. Yet their combined voter share declined by about a quarter, leaving the “grand coalition” of the two biggest parties without a majority to run Germany’s biggest city. CDU board member David McAllister discusses with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde in Berlin.