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Poll: Anti-euro party gaining support in Germany

September 19, 2013

BERLIN (AP) — A new poll shows an anti-euro party winning just enough support to enter Germany’s Parliament in Sunday’s election — underlining uncertainty over what government will emerge.

The Alternative for Germany party advocates an “orderly breakup” of the eurozone but may also draw socially conservative protest voters.

No party wants to govern with it, but if it wins the 5 percent needed to enter Parliament, that could further complicate Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chances of forming a government with her current center-right coalition. She could turn to center-left rivals instead.

Thursday’s INSA poll of 2,248 people for Bild newspaper, conducted Sunday-Wednesday, shows the party hitting 5 percent for the first time in months. The margin of error was plus or minus 2.5 percentage points; other recent polls give the party 3-4 percent.

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