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German Chancellor and Christian Democrat (CDU) Angela Merkel speaks at a CDU election campaign stop on Sept. 22, 2017, in Heppenheim, Germany. Germans will go to the polls this coming Sunday and Merkel currently has a double-digit lead over her rivals, though the final election outcome remains uncertain as a significant percentage of voters have so far remained undecided.  (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
German Chancellor and Christian Democrat (CDU) Angela Merkel speaks at a CDU election campaign stop on Sept. 22, 2017, in Heppenheim, Germany. Germans will go to the polls this coming Sunday and Merkel currently has a double-digit lead over her rivals, though the final election outcome remains uncertain as a significant percentage of voters have so far remained undecided. (Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)
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On Sunday, Germany will hold its first federal election since a migration crisis shook Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Party appears to have the upper hand. But it's a contentious election year where up to six parties could now be represented in the parliament.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with pollster Thomas Petersen, of the Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research.

This segment aired on September 22, 2017.

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