German elections 2017: Angela Merkel wins fourth term but AfD makes gains, exit poll says

Angela Merkel is set for a fourth term as Germany's chancellor, according to exit polls.
However, the poll suggests the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party will enter the national parliament for the first time.
Mrs Merkel party took between 32.5 and 33.5%, well ahead of the second placed Social Democratic Party with 20-21%.
The AfD took 13 to 13.5% support in Sunday's vote.
Mainstream German political parties are urging voters via Twitter to cast their ballots against the nationalist anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party.
Using the party’s German initials, AfD, the Social Democratic Party tweeted Sunday: “The AfD is a right-wing extremist party that doesn’t belong in parliament. Talk to your friends and relatives. And get voting!”
AfD’s Frauke Petry, a party chairwoman, fired back in a tweet of her own: “Live with it comrades, the trend to the left is over today.”
The Greens also targeted the AfD, saying “For integration and tolerance! For a clear YES to a strong Europe! Against right-populism and AfD!”
To that Petry answered: “The bill for your hate tirade will be punctually at 1800” — or 6 p.m., when the polls close in Germany.
The AfD is expected to enter the German parliament for the first time after Sunday’s vote.
German elections 2017: Angela Merkel wins fourth term but AfD makes gains, exit poll says German elections 2017: Angela Merkel wins fourth term but AfD makes gains, exit poll says Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 09:13:00 Rating: 5