BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19:  Frauke Petry, co-head of the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) political party, greets a colleague while sitting with other leading AfD party mebers prior to a press conference the day after Berlin state elections on September 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The city of Berlin, which is one of Germany's 16 states, or Bundeslaender, held elections yesterday for its state parliament and the German Christian Democrats (CDU), the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, finished with 17.6% of the vote, its worst result ever. Merkel has faced a string of poor state election results this year that critics charge is due in part to her liberal policy towards refugees and migrants. Meanwhile the upstart right-wing populist AfD has gained seats in state parliaments across the country and in Berlin landed 14.2% of the vote.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)