Anti Merkel far-right AfD surges in east German vote: exit polls

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01 sept. 2019, 18.18

The far-right Alternative for Germany party surged strongly in elections in two eastern states on Sunday, public television exit polls said, reflecting anger with Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government.

In Saxony, the anti-immigration AfD scored 27.5 percent, up sharply from 9.7 percent five years ago, broadcasters ARD and ZDF forecast.

It won between 22.5 and 24.5 percent in Brandenburg state, compared to 12.2 percent in 2014, said the initial projections.