12.6 million Germans are eligible to vote in state elections on Sunday, March 13: In Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt. Never before has their vote carried so much weight on the national stage.
Typical state election issues, like education and police matters, are clearly dwarfed by national refugee policies this time. You can find a compilation of all DW Content on this issue here.
In March, the Netherlands will be heading to the voting booth and at the moment a far-right anti-immigrant politician is leading in the polls. He is strongly against Islam holding sway in European society, and he's been nicknamed the 'Dutch Donald Trump.' Lauren Frayer traveled to the Netherlands to meet Geert Wilders and find out more.
Top Christian Democrat politicians have expressed confidence that they can present a united platform with their Bavarian allies for Germany's nationwide election. The "Union" parties have clashed over refugee policies.