Sunday, February 12, 2017

Angela Merkel, Squeezed by Far Right, Now Faces a Rising Left - The New York Times

Angela Merkel, Squeezed by Far Right, Now Faces a Rising Left - The New York Times: She is considered the indispensable European, yet one of the biggest questions looming over the Continent’s crucial elections this year is whether Germany still regards Angela Merkel as indispensable, too.

Seven months before national elections in Germany, the prevailing wisdom has held that Ms. Merkel, now seeking a fourth four-year term as chancellor, is most vulnerable to the rising popularity of the country’s far right, just as other populist, far-right parties are gaining in coming elections in the Netherlands and France.

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