Exit poll shows anti-mass migration AFD in third place

Exit polls for the German Federal Election show the anti-mass migration AfD party looks set to claim third place with around 87 seats.

Because the second placed party, the SDP, has refused another coalition with Merkel’s CDU party, a second federal election can’t be ruled out in the near future.

With 13.5% of the vote, the AfD could win 89 seats – this represents a massive victory for the right wing movement in Europe.

It would also be the worst result for Merkel’s CDU since 1949. It also represents the worst results for centre left SDP party since the Nazi era.

In fact, in East Germany, the AfD is the second strongest party:

Dan Hough, professor of Politics at the University of Sussex, who is in Germany now, said: “Forming a three-party government is going to be very difficult. The Greens and the FDP will feel emboldened by the result and given their traditional animosity it’s in no way certain that the three parties will be able to strike a coalition agreement.

“The SPD [who have announced they will be going back into opposition] will be traumatised. It’s worse even than the doomsayers were predicting.

“What does all that mean? A betting man certainly would not discount another election before too long.”

One of the main reasons the AfD has surged in popularity is because of the impact mass-migration has had on the country, especially coupled with an increase in terror attacks.

Clearly, the voters don’t feel Angela Merkel keeps them safe.

In fact, Merkel lost votes to all other parties:

While the AfD gained votes from every other party – including more than 1million from Merkel’s CDU party.

Merkel has vowed to win back AfD voters in a statement she made after the exit polls came through.

She said: “We have had 12 years of governmental responsibility and it was not a foregone conclusion that we would be largest party again. But this was also an election that saw the arrival in parliament of the AfD.

“We will conduct a very thorough analysis; we want to regain those voters who voted for the AfD, to discover their concerns and worries … We want to win back the AfD voters above all through good politics.”

She’s now been reduced to begging Martin Schulz to rethink his promise not to form a coalition with her.

This is an historic breakthrough for the anti-Euro, anti-mass migration party and could signal a death knoll for Merkel and the liberal elite.