The country-wide popularity of Germany's Social Democrats remains low, at about 15%.
Thuringia has become the third (former East) German state where the far right has risen to the second spot.
Mainstream politicians in Germany had feared an even stronger showing of the far-right formation.
Merkel's fourth Cabinet has received mixed reviews for its performance so far.
Other public figures such as journalists and celebrities have also been targetted.
As demonstrated by the votes in Bavaria and Hesse, maller parties continue to chip away at the support of Germany's
The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency Hans-Georg Maassen has been removed from his position after facing criticism of harboring
The authenticity of a widely circulated video allegedly showing far right supporters chasing migrants in the east German city of
Neo-Nazis, Leftists Clash Violently in Germany’s Chemnitz in Wake of Stabbing Death Involving Migrants
Neo-Nazis and leftist protesters clashed in the east German city of Chemnitz on Monday night in the wake of a
Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has supported hardline policies on refugees during a forum of Germany’s ruling conservatives while also snubbing