Germans lose faith in Merkel
HALF of Germans want Angela Merkel to step down as Chancellor as the hostile backlash against her handling of the migration crisis grows.
The leader is facing mounting calls to quit after ten years in power. A poll for newspaper Bild found 48 per cent of Germans do not want her to stand for a fourth term as Chancellor at the next elections, due to be held in 017. In comparison, 44 per cent said they wanted her to run again. And 47 per cent of voters believe Mrs Merkel has handled the migrant crisis badly. Her approval ratings have dropped from 75 per cent in April to less than 50 per cent in recent weeks.
She has also been accused of spurring more migrants to come to Europe by allowing all Syrian refugees to seek asylum in Germany. More than 181,000 migrants are thought to have arrived in the country during November – a record monthly high.