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Far-right party eyes big gains in German state elections

Aug 29, 2019 - Associated Press

BAUTZEN, Germany (AP) - As the sun sets over the medieval towers of Bautzen, crowds flock to the market square. Most are old, white men. A few wave German flags as they gather for a rally with leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

Supporters of the party, which hopes to make big gains Sunday in two state elections, are quick to blame Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-right Christian Democratic Union for their region's woes.

"We need a change," retiree Volker N...