BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19:  German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel speaks to the media 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 CDU 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 Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) political party has gained seats in state parliaments across the country and in Berlin landed 14.2% of the vote.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)