South Africa: Merkel slams 'unforgivable' far-right role in Thuringia leader election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the election of a liberal party leader as Minister President in Thuringia thanks to votes from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) should be overturned on a visit to the South African capital Pretoria on Thursday. Merkel described the event as «unforgivable» and «a bad day for democracy». The chancellor's own Christian Democratic Union (CDU) members... Еще voted with the AfD to install Thomas Kemmerich of the Free Democrats (FDP) as state premier in a tight vote on Wednesday. «The vote for this Minister President was a unique process that broke a basic conviction for the CDU, and also for me, that no majorities should be won with the help of the AfD,» Merkel added.

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