Angela Merkel facing fight for survival as poll shows half of Germans want her to go
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Angela Merkel facing fight for survival as poll shows half of Germans want her to go
Quote:German leader Angela Merkel is fighting for her political life after a new poll found nearly 50 percent of Germans want her to resign with immediate effect.

The survey, commissioned by Die Welt, found 46 percent of respondents want the embattled Chancellor to step down before talks on forming a new government get under way early next month.

A further 17 percent believe Mrs Merkel should quit if talks over a coalition agreement between her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) bloc and the centre-left Social Democrats break down.

A survey published by Bild earlier this week showed that 47 percent of those asked would like Merkel to leave office before completing a fourth term in 2021.

The results of the Die Welt poll — taken from 5,120 respondents surveyed between December 28 and 30 — also show that supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany party are keenest to see Mrs Merkel to go, with 87 per cent saying she should step down immediately... More ... (Express - 31 Dec 2017)

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2017 Dec 31 20:27
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