Syrian migrants allowed in by Merkel vote to Choose her Successor

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the door to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in 2015 was a defining issue of Germany’s last federal election campaign in 2017.

Not all newly naturalized refugees are as clear as Saad about their voting intentions.

The number of Syrians who have acquired German citizenship rose by 74% in 2020 to 6,700, federal statistics show.