German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been the leader of her country’s globalist open border movement.
She threw open Germany’s borders and welcomed in one million refugees in 2015.
But after some disastrous electoral results, Merkel has signaled a retreat.
Merkel is the leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU).
Because of her open door refugee policy – which has resulted in sexual assaults, rapes, and terrorism committed by the migrants in the country – Merkel’s approval ratings are at the lowest level in five years.
Merkel’s unpopularity – and the massive resistance from the German people to her migrant policy – bubbled up into the recent German elections.
Her party suffered humiliating losses in two state elections.
The CDU finished in third place with 19% of the vote in the state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
This was two points behind the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD), which won 21% of the vote with its platform of secure borders and putting a stop to Merkel’s refugee policy.
“This is humiliating for Angela Merkel – not least because this was on home turf. Mrs Merkel’s constituency is in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
This election – which was seen as a significant test ahead of next year’s general election – was all about her refugee policy. For a year she’s insisted ‘Wir schaffen es’ (we can do it) but German voters aren’t convinced.
Alternative fuer Deutschland’s anti immigrant and increasingly strident anti-Islam message has a powerful appeal to people concerned about integration and worried about domestic security.
It doesn’t look good for Mrs Merkel. Her approval ratings are at a five-year low. But don’t be tempted to write her off just yet – she has a habit of bouncing back and there is no serious contender waiting in the wings to replace her.
Under her leadership, Germany has been taking in large numbers of refugees and migrants – 1.1 million last year – and anti-immigrant feeling has increased.
The AfD, initially an anti-euro party, has enjoyed a rapid rise as the party of choice for voters dismayed by Mrs Merkel’s policy.”
The poor results continued in the state elections in Berlin.
The CDU finished with their worst ever showing in Berlin with just 17.6% of the vote.
In response, Merkel backed down on some of her open borders rhetoric.
The Telegraph reports:
“If I knew what change in refugee policy the people in Germany want, I would be prepared to consider it,” Mrs Merkel said.
“If I could, I would go back in time to be better prepared for the refugee crisis in 2015, for which we were rather unprepared.”
Mrs Merkel was speaking at a specially arranged press conference to address her Christian Democrat (CDU) party’s disastrous performance in Berlin state elections at the weekend.
“I take responsibility as party leader and chancellor,” she said, describing the results as “bitter”.
The CDU slipped to its worst ever showing in the German capital, with just 17.6 per cent.
The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won the highest share of the vote for the far-Right since the Second World War, with 14.5 per cent.
Mrs Merkel said she would not repeat her earlier slogan in the migrant crisis of “We can do it” because it had become “an empty phrase”.
It was the first time she has indicated she is prepared to back down from her “open-door” refugee policy, which has seen the CDU fall to its lowest level in the national polls for four years, and her personal approval ratings plummet.”
Will other globalists who favor open borders suffer electoral defeats and be forced to back down from their open borders policies?
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