Social Democrat threatens Merkel’s stronghold in Germany elections

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_DEU130312AA001.jpegBERLIN, Germany — Since Angela Merkel became German chancellor in 2005, few contenders have even come close to challenging her dominance, even in the wake of unpopular stances like her open-door policy toward refugees.

But in a shifting global climate that has spawned political earthquakes such as Britain’s exit from the European Union and President Trump’s entry into the White House, even the so-called Iron Chancellor may not be as invulnerable as once believed.

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