Of course, there has been a popular backlash to Angela Merkel’s policies on refugees. She acted with the noblest of intentions, showing a modern and caring side of Germany. But it was essentially fire-fighting, rather than a robust strategy. Integrating the refugees has been harder than anticipated. The article cites a group of refugees complaing about the quality of German food – this is the beginning of the challenges.
On the other hand, Angela Merkel is an outstanding political leader and there’s nobody close to an effective political challenger. So Angela still has some wriggle room, if she wishes – she might of course say ‘enough’ but I don’t think so.