While many Americans were focused on the primaries underway in the U.S., on March 13, Germans in three states went to the polls to elect their state governments.  The first major elections since the refugee crisis began, many saw Sunday’s outcomes as indicative of the changes underway in Germany’s party system and as a commentary on Angela Merkel’s leadership.  AICGS has compiled a list of relevant English-language news and analysis of the German state elections intended to inform our American audience of the domestic shifts that may be underway in Germany.

 

From NPR: Migrant Backlash Benefits Germany’s Far-Right

From the BBC: German elections: Papers say Merkel ‘paying price’

From Spiegel Online International: Germany’s Election Hangover: The Right Wing Takes Flight

From The Atlantic: About Those German Election Results…

From The Guardian: Germany ‘won’t change policy’ after gains for anti-refugee AfD party

From The Wall Street Journal: German Voters Punish Angela Merkel Over Migrant Policy in State Elections