Countering the Populists Merkel Moves Left to Disarm the Right

Angela Merkel's response to the rise of the far-right AfD is to shift her party further to the left and position herself as the social conscience of the new coalition. But within her party, many have doubts about the strategy.
Angela Merkel at the annual Junge Union congress in Dresden.

Angela Merkel at the annual Junge Union congress in Dresden.

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