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Merkel’s alliance most popular party among migrants in Germany

Merkel’s alliance most popular party among migrants in Germany

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Berlin, Sep 27 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political alliance of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) is the most popular party among migrants in the country, according to a study published on Thursday.

According to the study by the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR), 43.2 per cent of immigrants residing in Germany said they would vote for the sister parties.

The CDU and CSU gained 15.6 per cent in migrants’ approval compared to the last SVR survey published in 2016, Xinhua news agency reported.

Support among the population with a migration background for the German Social Democrats (SPD) significantly decreased compared to findings of the 2016 study by SVR. Germany’s social party lost 15.1 per cent of migrants’ support in the current evaluation.

Only 25 per cent of migrants said they would vote for the SPD.

The decrease in migrants’ approval for the SPD was mainly due to the loss of trust in the biggest left-wing party among the Turkish population living in Germany. Their approval for the Social Democrats has been almost halved to 37 per cent since 2016.

Although the SPD remained the most popular among the Turkish community in Germany, it was only slightly ahead of the CDU/CSU union.

Turkish women in Germany reacted positively to Merkel’s government policies in recent years, according to the SVR study.

In 2016, just three per cent of Turkish women in Germany expressed sympathy for Merkel’s party, compared to 48 per cent in the current study.

The study stated that the stable bond between the Turkish community in Germany and the Social Democrats, which lasted for many decades, was fading, said Henriette Litta, co-author of the study.

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