Migrant Crisis Leading to Rise of Far-Right Politicians

In advance of this Sunday’s state-level elections in three German states, The New York Times analyzes how the migrant crisis is building support for far-right leader Frauke Petry and her Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.  The party’s success this Sunday could be a bellwether for the year ahead both in terms of immigration policy and Merkel’s re-election prospects in 2017.