Disinfo: Angela Merkel’s party (SDU) and its sister party (CSU) continues…

Summary

Angela Merkel’s party (SDU) and its sister party (CSU) continues to fall from favour with German voters and anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) remain unchanged from the previous week at 21 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.

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  • Reported in: Issue 55
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/01/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Germany
  • Keywords: AfD, SPD, Elections, Migration crisis, Angela Merkel

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