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Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in Germany to Influence State Elections

An anti-immigrant party in Germany could get more votes than previously expected at state polls Sunday. About one and one-third million voters are eligible to elect a new regional parliament in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, which is also home to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s constituency. The Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) is believed to be attracting voters increasingly unhappy with Merkel’s open-door refugee policy. Germany has expanded its refugee program that has welcomed tens of...

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