Only a few months ago Merkel was still being touted as highly popular in Germany. Were the polls fraudulent or has a preference cascade occurred after her poor showing in the October Bundestag election?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel – weakened by a humiliating election setback in September – has fallen from “Europe’s most powerful leader to one of its most insecure”.
According to John Simpson, the BBC’s World Affairs editor, Mrs Merkel’s second bid to build a coalition government “is not looking good”.
Talks to form another ‘grand coalition’ with the Social Democrats (SPD) are set to begin tomorrow, but experts believe any deal struck will be voted down by party members.
Simpson told Radio 4’s Today programme: “No-one would have predicted it, but she is far less secure in her job than Theresa May is in hers.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Germany immigration infowar
Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).