German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that she is not afraid about the final weeks of her re-election campaign, despite the main opposition party gaining strength in polls.
“I do not have fear,” Merkel said in an interview with German broadcaster ZDF, when asked about the final days of the campaign.
Merkel and her party the Christian Democrats (CDU) have experienced significant differences between pre-election polls and the final result before. In the last election, a poll lead melted away and the party received its worst result in six decades, although it stayed in power. The previous election saw it come in with 35.2 percent of the German vote, seven points lower than opinion polls predicted.
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