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>> She launched her reelection campaign just days ago, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies are already a target. Speaking at a rally, just outside Frankfurt, Merkel was booed, and whistled, by anti-immigration protesters throughout her 33 minute speech.
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The group of around 100 alternative for Germany supporters heckling her from the crowd.
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The party is expected to enter the National Parliament for the first time in next months election polling 7% to 9%. Merkel acknowledging her detractors effort.>> You can do this in a democracy, where people are allowed to express their dissatisfaction, and to listen a bit is also not a bad thing.
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>> Locals booed mixed applause when she thanks volunteers and professionals who help the 890,000 migrant and refugees who arrived in Germany in 2015 following her decision to open the country borders. She added during her speech, Germany needed to do more to tackle the root causes of migration, such as encouraging development in Africa.
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Merkel is campaigning on a platform of economic stability and will be boosted by news. Germany gross domestic product rose by .6% in the second quarter. Strong household spending, rising state expenditures, and higher company investments consolidating the country's role as the Euro's own growth engine. Polls show Merkel's conservatives are fit to emerge from the September 24th election as the largest party by a long shot, but are still in need of a coalition partner.