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about germany's general election. particularly there were those to. ask w. your questions about germany but again i had a metaphor there were a lot of fun for him to. write to us on facebook we'll answer your questions. this is the w.'s line from beilin it's a final day of campaigns for an election that could change germany's political landscape chancellor angela merkel has been on the last minute push for votes she has a strong lead in the polls if you are expecting
a hard stopping finish but with a main challenger martin shields a distant second all eyes are on which party will come instead also coming up. with their vote who know the end this is their work not only my parents' work but also my grandparents thank god we're at least alive for solving the guessing three days up to mexico's massive earthquake remote communities a still waiting for help visited one village that's digging itself out of the rubble. and around says it's launched a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads over two thousand kilometers it's a sign of defiance against the u.s. . i'm a money it's good to have you with us german chancellor. and her main challenger martin
shuls were out on their final day of campaigning before germans go to the polls on sunday and while america has a comfortable lead in the polls she's not taking any chances meeting voters in a home district in north eastern germany to pound home the message one last time. the chancellor angela merkel doesn't have to worry about keeping her campaign alive as she practiced the c.p.i. . and rates voters inch that are so and her constituency in eastern germany after all her conservatives have a healthy lead in the polls and merkel looks set to become chancellor for the fourth time. i think she has done a good job so far and that the results are tomorrow's general election will be pretty clear. but it's almost certain that the christian democrats won't get enough votes to govern on their own. one possible coalition
partner the free market free democrats their leader christian in spent the last campaign day pitching for a comeback the f.t. pay found to make it into the bundestag in the last federal elections. merkel could also renew the current coalition with the social democrats who travel far behind merkel's party in opinion polls their leader martin schultz made a final push to sway voters at an energetic rally in in germany's west on the eve of the rally schultz urged germans not to vote for the populist alternative for germany party nine by its german initials a f t arly founded four years ago the party is seen a last minute boost in the polls it could end up being the largest party in the bundestag split be the first time a nationalist party has sent in germany's parliament since a nine hundred sixty s. . i find it very worrying in light of germany's history.
i simply find it terrible. and although angle americal is confident of winning the actual makeup of the government still remains wide open. well joining us for moyes political correspondent christopher spring gate good to have you with us so the latest polls continue to put party in the lead with double digits actually is this trust for america or is a trust for this it is it's a bit of both merkel's conservatives the christian democrats are ahead in the polls as you say they're polling around thirty six thirty seven percent. which is the most popular party at the moment in germany there they're doing better in surveys in all sorts of areas voters say they have greater economic competence they trust them more in areas like security and foreign policy and the social democrats are just not doing as well as the christian democrats it is also.
her self the chancellor she is even more popular than her party her popularity was damaged during the microchannel crisis it dipped quite dramatically she's recovered from that if you ask germans now who the. i want is the next chancellor one into a good fifty percent will say so what happened to martin does come pain very strong with the schultz effect as it was called but somewhere along the line the numbers started going down what happened i think two things happened first of all a strategic mistake he based his campaign on the issue of social inequality. unfortunately for him germany the german economy is in robust health unemployment is low wages are rising even if it's just a slight rise at the moment people are pretty content with life at the moment and you know with an issue such as social inequality you'll manage to attract ten percent maybe fifteen percent of the electorate it's just not an issue that you can
win an election on so that was a major mistake and the other thing is that he just didn't manage to put forward a convincing vision of how to address some of the big threats that germans are facing the world of work is going to change when it gets digitized globalization all those things that people are worried about he didn't manage to put forward a convincing vision of what he would do with charts and did they if do you manage to do this because the polls seem to be placing the right wing populist party a strong third what happens when they join the bundestag. the buddhist time look the tone of debate in the buddhist talk will change radically it will be much more polarized much more fractious. the the. you know we expect many of the candidates many of the f.t. candidates who do win seats in the german parliament to be from the far right wing of the party you're going to have revisionists anti semites racists hardline
nationalists conspiracy theorists all in the german but this time they will change the tone of the debates in that parliament the mainstream democrats in parliament will have to do their work. they'll have to put much more effort into convincing people and beating the far right populists well christopher thanks for that analysis as we look to the elections coming hours actually you're welcome. so as a campaign draws to a close ahead of sunday's elections why not join our conversation online it's really easy you can get all our coverage on website. dot com plenty of content on our facebook page as well as our twitter pages well before hash tag germany decide and don't hesitate to get involved tell us what you think like to hear.
the u.s. has flown bombers close to north korea's east coast and what the pentagon called a demonstration of its military options in the face of threats the u.s. said the flight went to the furthest north of the border between the two koreas that any u.s. fighter jet has flown this century the warning comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries over pyongyang's nuclear program and in an address to the united nations north korea's foreign minister launched a tirade against the u.s. president saying trump is the greatest threat to international peace and security. has committed the irreversible mistake of making a visit by all rockets to the u.s. mainland inevitable. trump himself is on a suicide mission. in the case that innocent u.s.
lives are lost because of this suicide attack trump will be held totally responsible. we're certainly keeping an eye on that story and we'll bring you the developments as we get them well another earthquake has struck mexico the tremors were centered in the region in the south east of the country there were also felt in mexico city seismic alarms rang out across the capital sending residents and office workers out onto the streets rescue workers suspended their search through buildings destroyed by the largest quake that rocked the country earlier this week the official death toll from that disaster earlier in the week now stands at two hundred ninety five and that's at least two hundred ninety five carlina chinmoy visited one of the communities just south of mexico city where residents are still dealing with the aftermath. this is. a small village about one hundred kilometers southeast from mexico city the church here had to close its doors after
the earthquake most houses are built with breaks made of matter and straw known as adult this make them specially vulnerable. knots of houses made of adobe have collapsed apparently were exactly on the earthquake fault line most houses here all wooden made of adobe. that is yes house was also completely destroyed she knows it will have to be torn down except to do that this is a huge loss for us emotionally too but now are even more united more than ever. her neighbor got him out the u.s. is still trying to salvage things off value from the rubble. to just have a roof they have these big dried leaves we brought down from the mountains. so when they finally got a tiled roof that was a huge improvement for our parents. and. the father the
devastated house is much more than a material loss for him. this is their work not only my parents' work but also my grandparents thank god we're at least alive. his daughter sania was born and grew up in this house see i was born here i lived in my childhood i have beautiful memories. now she'll have to help her father rebuild it government help has barely arrived in the perry ferry of mexico city the main help here comes from civilians. among those arriving to help our students and teaching staff from universities and schools in other towns and cities look at it in yemen as we didn't want to stand around doing nothing we were planning to go to mexico city but then we noticed the villages in the countryside were much more in need of our help so here we are. this village has never witnessed such destruction but people here were lucky they have been spared that they suffered in mexican capital. and here
everyone hopes to have a home again. very soon after hurricane maria ravaged by a tory earlier this week the island is now facing a possible new disaster officials are scrambling to evacuate tens of thousands of people from near a dam in the country's west experts say it's buckling under the strain of the rainwater bought brought by the hurricane and could collapse at any time the runoff from the nearly one hundred year old one had tuck a dam has already failed causing flash flooding officials fear residents may not hear the warnings because communications are down. iran claims it has successfully tested a new medium range missile it's not clear exactly where the launch took place but the announcement came just days after u.s. president donald trump sharply criticized iran's government and threatened to demand changes to the international agreement on iran's nuclear program.
iran claims its latest medium range ballistic missile can carry several warheads as far as two thousand kilometers state t.v. showed footage of the launch from an unspecified location within iran. a day earlier the new missile was the star attraction at a military parade in the capital tehran a defiant president rouhani insists iran does not need permission to develop its missile program. the market whether the western powers want it or not iran will defend the world's innocence we will increase our defense power in any form we deem necessary as well as upgrading the missile systems we will also strengthen naval ground and air forces. u.s. president donald trump has already threatened to pull out of the existing u.n. agreement limiting iran's nuclear program earlier this week at the u.n.
trump delivered a scathing criticism of iran. iran says its rockets are not designed to carry nuclear weapons but the challenge is their trump will announce next month whether the u.s. is pulling out of the iran nuclear deal. in saturday's bundesliga action on continued their fine run with a six one thrashing back in saturday's late game maximillian philip bagged to brace and strike a p.r. emerick over my own net of the hat trick to put documents back on top of the table let's take a look at all the results so far on match day six hoffenheim beach alka to new life sit down from foot mines past and both strip good and women firebug ended scoreless on friday by and bugs shed the spoils and we'll show you some of the highlights of that in just a moment a document cruised past on sunday one of
a clash with cologne and face humbug. and here's a reminder of the top story we're following for you germany heads to the polls on sunday to elect a new parliament and america to win a fourth as chancellor but. for germany. and to the dog for the first time. for you this hour you are now up to date though at the top of the hour in the meantime to check out our website. we are thankful. it was a. member all my life everybody of the dream. your dreams