The elections come as the CDU looks ahead to a congress in December when it must choose a new leader.
Berlin police broke up a mass protest against coronavirus measures and arrested 300 in the German capital after demonstrators failed to keep their distance and wear masks as instructed.
Annegert Kramp-Karrenbauer has given up her post as Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and is no longer seen as a favourite for Germany’s chancellorship after a political scandal in Thuringia.
Newly elected premier of Thuringia state Thomas Kemmerich calls for dissolution of assembly after Chancellor Angela Merkel says his election with support from her party and far-right AfD was inexcusable.
Led by Bjoern Hoecke, the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party doubled its score from the previous election in 2014 to 23.4 percent.
The rise of right-wing extremism in Germany should give everyone cause for concern and authorities need to stop treating it like it can be easily swept under the rug.
The anti-Islam and anti-refugee Alternative for Germany came second in regional elections in Brandenburg and Saxony.
Merkel's Christian Democrats remained the largest party in Saxony but saw their vote share drop by 7.4 points from the last election in 2014 to 32 percent, with the far-right Alternative for Germany coming second, preliminary results showed.
Both Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and the SPD are expected to lose support to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Brandenburg and Saxony.
The upcoming European Parliament elections will be a test for the European Union's commitment to democracy as previously fringe political movements threaten to take over the helm of the EU.
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