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Merkel punished in elections due to refugee influx

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(DAILYMAIL) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party was humiliated in key regional elections on Sunday as voters delivered their verdict at the ballot box about her open-door refugee policies.


Exit poll results in three out of 16 German states foretell a wipeout in next year’s general election as the hard-right capitalized on public disquiet and altered the political landscape forever.


Baden-Wuerttemberg – solidly middle class and home to blue chip companies like Porsche and Daimler – was won by the Green Party after Merkel’s CDU lost nearly 11 percent support since the last vote there in 2011.


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