Sunday, September 4, 2016

Big gains for far right AfD in former east German state

Far right AfD (Alternative for Germany) won a massive 24 per cent of the vote in state elections in the north eastern Mecklenburg Vorpommern today.

The two biggest parties, the SPD and CDU lost votes but the SPD is still the largest party in Mecklenburg Vorpommern.

The AfD pushed the CDU into third place.

France's Marine Le Pen has congratulated the AfD.

The unstoppable march of the far right in State and church.

1 comment:

Francis Hunt said...

A small correction, Michael : the AfD actually got 20.8% of the vote, the even farther right NPD got 3% (and thus will not be represented in the next Parliament in Schwerin). While the result is worrying, it's still worth remembering that 3/4 of the voters in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern did NOT vote far right.