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Merkel wins another term in Germany, but she has a newly empowered far-right foe

Merkel wins another term in Germany, but she has a newly empowered far-right foe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared victory Sunday as her conservative party clung to its place as the country’s largest political force, but the stunning rise of a far-right, anti-immigrant party cast a pall over her reelection to a fourth term.

Signaling a turbulent era ahead for Europe’s largest economy, hundreds of protesters shouting “Out with the Nazis” spontaneously gathered in the rain outside the Alternative for Germany party celebrations in central Berlin after the nationalist party won a remarkable 12.3% of the vote by campaigning against refugees, foreigners and Islam.

Breaking taboos and using language not heard in Germany since the Nazi era, the populist...

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