Yesterday's voting was closely watched in Germany, where mainstream parties are facing a challenge from the populist AfD in elections this September. Both Chancellor Merkel and the opposition said they were pleased with the result.
The far-right populist Freedom Party's strong showing in Sunday's election is a sign that it is fully established in Austria, says political scientist Heinz Gärtner of the University of Vienna.
Austria's right-wing populists look to have come in third place in the election, possibly gaining 51 seats. The Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) maintains close ties to Russia, which has helped institutionalize the party.
With German-Turkish relations at an all-time low, we meet four young German exchange students who chose to study at universities in Istanbul – despite warnings from family and friends.
In its election campaign, the far-right Alternative for Germany plays on fears of Islam and Muslim criminality. Will that lead to a backlash at the polls? DW looks at the tricky political situation of German Muslims.
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