With the election just days away, Germany's traditional political partnerships could be fracturing.
Shawki Ibrahim Allam, the Grand Mufti of Egypt was a guest at the University of Bonn in Germany. In a panel, he called for inter-religious dialogue; however, political issues were not addressed.
Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has received support from his own Social Democrats as well as the Left Party for a center-left alliance. His call came in response to growing support for the populist right-wing AfD party.
The right-wing governing coalition had collapsed about 8 months after being elected. The coalition was torn apart by right-wing ideology and a corruption scandal involving a deputy prime minister.
As Germany reels from several attacks, the populist AfD has begun to rail against Merkel's refugee policies. But so far the government refuses to be drawn into a political debate, as Naomi Conrad reports.
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