- Merkel CLINGS ON: Migrant Row Threatens to Rip Coalition APART as Support for AfD RISES
by REBECCA PERRING, https://www.express.co.uk/
ANGELA Merkel was delivered yet another blow today when a public poll revealed divisions in her conservative bloc has weakened support for her “grand coalition” and pushed the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to its highest ratings.
Time is running out for the German Chancellor is desperately trying to find a European solution for the migration crisis as she is backed into the corner by her Interior Minister who has called for police to turn back migrants registered in other EU countries.
As she fights to cling on to her political career, a poll conducted by Emnid for the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, showed Angela Merkel‘s bloc at 31 percent, down two percentage points from the previous poll. The eurosceptic AfD added one percentage point to reach 16 percent, its highest rating in an Emnid poll. The centre-left Social Democrats, junior partner in the ruling coalition, remained unchanged at 18 percent.