With outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel completing her fourth and last term at the helm of Germany, her center-right bloc CDU/CSU
Thuringia has become the third (former East) German state where the far right has risen to the second spot.
The results from the EU elections might put further pressure on the grand right-left governing coalition in Germany, and might
Merkel's fourth Cabinet has received mixed reviews for its performance so far.
Germany has not done enough to support Macron's EU reform agenda, according to some critics.
Other public figures such as journalists and celebrities have also been targetted.
The German leader is also not going to run for reelection as party leader at the CDU congress in December
As demonstrated by the votes in Bavaria and Hesse, maller parties continue to chip away at the support of Germany's
The CSU prefers to form a ruling coalition with the liberal pro-business Free Democrats Party which has just surpassed the
Record Low Ratings in Bavaria for Mainstream Conservatives, Social Democrats ahead of Crucial Election
A grand coalition between the mainstream right and left appears unlikely in Bavaria based on pre-election opinion polls.
A previously reluctant Germany is considering joining the France, the US, and the UK in airstrikes against the regime of