Wilders accuses Merkel of copying his politics

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Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders says German Chancellor Angela Merkel is copying his politics. In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel, the anti-Islam MP said Chancellor Merkel is scared that a charismatic figure, like himself, who can attract 20 percent of the vote, will emerge in Germany.

“That is a threat to the traditional parties,” says Mr Wilders. “that is why she is trying to copy us; Merkel declared the multicultural society a failure.”

The controversial politician criticised a pattern he also sees in the Netherlands; he thinks the political elite is in disarray. As an example he pointed out that CSU leader Horst Seehofer says he does not want any more Turkish or Arabic immigrants.

Chancellor Merkel said earlier that she regretted that the Dutch government could not be formed without the support of an anti-Islamic party.




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