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Reporter - Merkel’s struggle for re-election

Angela Merkel wants to remain chancellor. She continues to defend her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into Germany despite significant criticism from all sides, including that of her SPD challenger Martin Schulz.

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Angela Merkel changed Germany with her refugee policy and over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of people have arrived in the country. The chancellor has been praised but also heavily criticized, especially by right-wing populist AfD party. She’s currently touring Germany and campaigning for her CDU party, all the while meeting vocal opponents but also new supporters, for example many Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans. Merkel's Refugee Problem - Fighting for Re-election A Report by Fabian von der Mark