German Party Advocating For the End of the Euro Making Gains in Polls

Election will be held in September


Germany's September national elections are rapidly approaching, and there are signs that it could start to get interesting.

Alternative für Deutschland  (AfD) – a new political party running on a platform advocating dissolution of the euro – is already making impressive gains in the polls, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's incumbent government is losing support.

In a new poll released today, support for Merkel's center-right coalition fell to 42%, meaning they are without a majority heading into September. Another poll showed their support slipping to 37% from 40%.