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Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

In Germany the final days of campaigning are winding down ahead of this weekend's elections in two of the country's federated States. Immigration and integration are key issues for the electorate, with the former fringe party AfD / Alternative für Deutschland in bullish form. Their anti-immigration stance is resonating with voters, even in Angela Merkel's backyard, the northeastern länder of Meklemburg Western Pomerania.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Aline Schmidt and Claire Pryde.

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