What Angela Merkel's exit Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate 1 day ago   08:03

The European Union is about to lose one of its last anti-populist voices.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been called the most powerful woman in the world, the liberal West's last defender, and the de facto leader of Europe. But 19 years after entering politics, she has announced she won't be running for a fifth term as chancellor and will be stepping away from politics. Her announcement comes at a pivotal time when nationalism is on the rise in Europe and the continent is still reeling from the 2015 migrant crisis. So what does Merkel stepping down mean for the future of Germany — and for the European Union?

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It means she Will go Down as the worst Leader of all time
Schmault Boy
It means that she makes space for the next incompetent cdu person to waste germans tax money and betray her/his people. :-/
cnniz fakenewz
She helped destroy Germany..We voted a champion in .Trump won’t allow America to be run over and raped
Germany ain't leading alone, they're a pair with France
Both are leading Europe
its about time merkel goes away she is as hitler one of the worse things ever happen to germany .. me as a german i would welcome any invasion and take over by another country and finaly dissolver germany for good
Angela Merkel is a disgrace Germany. Glad she's getting the hell outta there.
Sophie W
The cologne attacks were fake, so you're just allowing the lies to be spread further...
Ben Youssef Kenzeddine
2.10 made european countries more dependent on Germany lol 🇩🇪 not each other 😆 🇪🇺
TK KönigsTiger
Your numbers on the refugee crisis were not correct...over the crisis germany didn‘t let 140.000 people in...we let 1.400.000 people in...if i remember correctly it were 800.000 in 2016 alone
Etienne 777
The illuminati open border politicians have ruined Europe for the anti christ beast 666 system to step in. It's all by satans design. Merkel is evil.
good riddance
actually shut up
I hate that vox describes any nationalistic party as "far right"
Merkel’s exit means absolutely nothing... her creditors will still control Germany and eu
Tuanzzz Pham
I hear that you- the germany president try to free trinh xuan thanh in vietnam
It make me remember about karl marx and enghen
Hope you and your cdu party will be good
I still want you come back to cdu again
Make cdu party great again
m d
Merkel Destroyed Germany by accepting all the refugees. She realized the made a mistake so she's letting someone else deal with it.
Sebastian Ritzer
CDU= christliche Deutsche Union
She failed her vows to protect the german people, traitor.
Great explanation for non-Europeans, but you are wildly overemphasizing the Cologne NYE sexual assaults as far as public opinion is concerned (which, intriguingly, is even undermined by your own data at 5:54).

Merkel's open door policy was met with opposition pretty quickly and started changing public opinion gradually, long before NYE 2015.

After all, racism towards migrants isn't something that started during the refugee crisis.
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I love her so much.
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