A Far-Right Headache for Angela Merkel

The rise of the populist Alternative for Germany party comes at a most inopportune time for Europe.


Along with the ill winds of post-Brexit Europe comes this gust from Germany: Polling results since the British referendum show the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, in range of becoming the country’s third-biggest party ahead of next year’s national elections. 
Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, a Christian Democrat, last week described the AfD as “right-wing populist.” On his scale of concern, that’s milder than “right-wing...

Source http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-far-right-headache-for-angela-merkel-1467660188

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