Sunday’s regional parliamentary elections in three German states are being seen as a referendum on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy. If opinion polls are correct, Merkel's CDU will lose votes to the ascendant anti-immigration AfD party.
Germans are voting in a federal election that is expected to deliver a fourth term to Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is also expected to see the right-wing populist AfD party enter parliament for the first time.
Since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015, asylum and immigration topics have dominated German politics. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on the issues?
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main challenger, Martin Schulz have made their final appeals to voters ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections. Both have urged Germans not to back the right-wing populist AfD party.
The SPD may be down the in polls, but Martin Schulz hasn't given up the race. Angela Merkel's rivals have spent the weekend criss-crossing the country to pick up last-minute votes. DW's Rebecca Staudenmaier reports.
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