Germany's Election Hangover The Right Wing Takes Flight

Every mainstream political party in Germany threw its support behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policies -- forcing doubters into the open arms of the right-wing populists. It's time for German politicians to be clearer about where they stand.
Frauke Petry, head of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, guided her party to an historic election result in Sunday state elections.

Frauke Petry, head of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany, guided her party to an historic election result in Sunday state elections.

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