Schulz's SPD was down to 20.5 percent, but still managed to remain the second party after the conservatives.
A The party's platform calls for immediate closure of Germany's borders to stop "unregulated mass immigration", including many "illiterates" who can not be integrated into society. Merkel's conservatives won 33 per cent of the vote, down 8.5 points from last time, while coalition partner the Social Democrats also lost ground heavily and announced it wouldn't be part of the next government.
Meanwhile, another ally of Merkel's, the Social Democrats, fared rather badly in the elections, forcing them to review their stance quite from the basics.
"Angela Merkel deserved this defeat", Spiegel's Dirk Kurbjuweit wrote, accusing her of running an "uninspired" campaign and "largely ignoring the challenges posed by the right".
Nina Schick, political analyst at consultancy firm Hanbury Strategy said, it is "very important to keep things in perspective" when analysing the AfD's election performance, citing a "huge change" in German society in the wake of the refugee crisis.
Speaking to the Tagesspiegel newspaper in Berlin, Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, called the AfD a "party that agitates against minorities".
The far-right leader's comments came during the same press conference in which he said Jews have nothing to fear from his party's electoral victory.
Leading AfD candidate, Alexander Gauland, gave a foretaste of the hostile new tone expected in parliament, saying it would "hound" Ms Merkel and "get our country and our people back". Sounding much like Donald Trump, they want a border force to hermetically seal Germany from immigrants beating at its door and one leader even suggested shooting illegal immigrants seeking to enter. The far-right Alternative for Germany received 12.6% of the vote, making it the third largest party.
Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump past year.
Weidel, married to a film producer and the mother of two children, claims her party is not homophobic, but AFD ran an "obituary" for German family values when the nation passed marriage equality in June. Building a coalition would now take some months. Chief among their concerns is the way the government has handled the influx of more than 1.5 million refugees since mid-2015, a majority of them Muslim. That arrangement is unlikely to continue because, in order to undermine the SPD, Merkel's milquetoast Christian Democrats have moved to the left.
But in an interview with the cast and creators of NBC's own "Will & Grace", Kelly never established a relaxing rapport with them. The journalist made her Today Show debut on Monday, making it clear she was pivoting from politics to human interest pieces.
Since BATE is now in good shape, and Arsenal has low motivation for the upcoming meeting, the hosts may well not lose. Per Mertesacker won the initial header off a corner and the ball bounced the Holding who shinned/kneed/thighed it in.
They presented a united front on Wednesday, pledging to make changes while they control both the White House and Congress. The seven tax brackets that are now in place today are going to be reduced to three brackets: 12, 25, and 35 percent.
The 36-year-old Barry is on the verge of breaking the record held by Ryan Giggs' of most appearances in the Premier League . The former England man had the option of staying at Goodison Park, but did not want his career to peter out.
Security Council sanctions but are reluctant to push Pyongyang too hard for fear Kim's government might collapse. The words between the USA and North Korea this week have been blunt, provocative and personal.
In the third place match played earlier, Niger republic defeated Benin 2-1 to win the bronze of the tournament. Striker Stephen Sarfo scored just before the half-time whistle when he fired home from inside the box.
Sessa wouldn't say what the new evidence was, but he did mention that "DNA evidence comes into play in cases like this". She declined to provide additional information about the evidence, but said the technology was not available in 1990.
The disclosure prompted FBI Director James Comey to reopen the Clinton email investigation in the waving days of the election. Judge Cote rejected Weiner's request to recommend a lower-security facility, and no specific prison has yet been assigned.
That was unfortunate timing but throughout my rehab it went well. "He's on his way back to his best and showed that", said Wenger. Some fleeting substitute appearances in recent weeks have not resulted in him hitting the 100 mark, although he has gone close.
The New York Yankees out scored the Kansas City Royals 11-3 Monday afternoon in the Royals final regular season road game. Gary Sanchez followed Judge in the seventh with back-to-back homers for the third time this year, raising his total to 33.
Reportedly, it allows Uber to identify customers suspected of working for authorities in order to avoid giving them a lift. That was when I first learned about Uber , the service they were complaining about, and I immediately signed up.
But Walcott opted against taking the spot kick, allowing Giroud to step up for what was his 100th goal for the North Londoners. BATE got their second goal in the 67th minute after comical defending from Arsenal who failed to clear their lines.
To celebrate Tuesday's decree, several Saudi women posted images on social media deleting their ride sharing apps. Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be allowed to drive next summer after decades of being barred from driving.
Until the final 96 seconds, when McSorley, Barkley and Johnson saved the day with a memorable scoring drive. 3 Penn State in 2008. Catch it, will ya: Brandon Polk dropped a completion that would have sustained a Penn State possession in the second quarter.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , Sproles will have surgery on his arm Monday and on his knee at a later date. LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood received the bulk of the carries in his absence Sunday.
We have won three games in a row - they could do the same at any time, hopefully not starting this weekend. This will be the 15th match between these two sides but the first time they meet in the Premier League .
A dozen men and one woman wanted by USA law enforcement on various assault charges were identified as Turkish security officials. The State Department condemned the violence and said actions meant to limit free speech would not be tolerated on American soil.
Netanyahu "had an audience of one", said David Makovsky, a distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The abstention was a departure from US actions of the past, which routinely defended Israel at the Security Council.