Angela Merkel: “Multiculturalism in Germany has utterly failed”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that her attempt to create a multicultural society has “utterly failed,” leaving some wondering if she’s moving the party to the right in an attempt to keep conservatives from defecting to the AfD. 

While speaking at a meeting of young members of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) last Saturday, Markel said that allowing hundreds of thousands of people from different cultural backgrounds to live alongside Germans without properly integrating into the society was a mistake, Reuters reports.

“This (multicultural) approach has failed, utterly failed,” Merkel said at a meeting in Potsdam.