German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the Christian Democratic Union Party, addresses crowds during her final rally in Munich on Friday, which was disrupted by protesters the hard right. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the Christian Democratic Union Party, addresses crowds during her final rally in Munich on Friday, which was disrupted by protesters the hard right. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the Christian Democratic Union Party, addresses crowds during her final rally in Munich on Friday, which was disrupted by protesters the hard right. Photo: Reuters

An alternative or a ‘shame’? Germany’s key political parties hope to drown out emboldened far right as election looms

Anti-immigration party is currently polling at around 11 per cent, and a strong showing could eat away at the chancellor’s lead

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the Christian Democratic Union Party, addresses crowds during her final rally in Munich on Friday, which was disrupted by protesters the hard right. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the Christian Democratic Union Party, addresses crowds during her final rally in Munich on Friday, which was disrupted by protesters the hard right. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, from the Christian Democratic Union Party, addresses crowds during her final rally in Munich on Friday, which was disrupted by protesters the hard right. Photo: Reuters
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