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German elections: Far right makes its biggest gains, like elsewhere in Europe

By Fnf Desk | PUBLISHED: 27, Sep 2017, 4:47 am IST | UPDATED: 28, Sep 2017, 12:34 pm IST

German elections: Far right makes its biggest gains, like elsewhere in Europe Germany: ANGELA will continue into her fourth term as the chancellor of Germany having won 153 of the total 246 seats. However, it is not clear with whom she will form a coalition with—particularly with the ascension of Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) a far-right party to the parliament. The AFD got 12.6 per cent share of the votes—the first time a far-right group has won seats in the federal Parliament since World War II. The result is largely seen as a protest vote and a reaction to the German government's handling of the refugee crisis.

But Germany is not alone. Disenchantment with major parties has been a topic in Europe throughout. The outcome of four major elections in Europe this year shows that far-right gaining ground in most of them.
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