Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, also known as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, is a state in northeastern Germany. The capital city is Schwerin. The state is located in a region that used to be part of former East Germany.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the least densely populated of the German states and a popular tourist destination. This page collates recent DW content on the state.
The right-wing AfD has entered Germany's parliament for the first time in September's election. It came in second strongest party in its stronghold of Pasewalk, which locals say is a 'victim of German reunification.'
Support for the anti-immigration AfD has been eroding, but not in eastern Germany. The right-wing populists remain a force in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, which has fewer refugees than any other state. How can that be?
After the CDU's electoral defeat in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, tensions in the CDU-CSU union have intensified. Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer has blamed Merkel's refugee policy for the AfD's success.