Refugees

Angela Merkel Isn't Backing Down

The refugee crisis has cost her and her party, but she is determined to forge ahead.

No mea culpa.

Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Many people seem to expect Chancellor Angela Merkel to apologize. Her party, the Christian Democratic Union, keeps underperforming in regional elections. Most recently, the CDU took a drubbing in parliamentary elections in Berlin on Sept. 18. The reason: the backlash against the kindness Merkel showed toward refugees last year.

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