Voice Of Europe
September 3, 2019
Yesterday, the populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party made historic gains in two crucial east German state elections, significantly increasing its support but ultimately failing to dethrone the CDU and SPD.
The election’s results come as a significant blow to Germany’s pro-globalist coalition between Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD), both of which lost thousands upon thousands of voters to AfD.
In Saxony, AfD gained nearly 28 percent of the vote while in Brandenburg the party garnered 23.6 percent of the vote, making it the second-largest party in both east German states.
Berlin AfD chief Georg Pazderski described the election results as a “great success”.
An initial poll analysis shows that the party was able to mobilize several hundred thousand individuals who had never voted before.
Preliminary final results for Saxony’s regional elections show Merkel’s CDU at 32.1 percent of the vote, down from 39.4 percent in 2014. The far-left Die Linke garnered 10.1 percent of the vote, down from 18.9 in 2014, while the center-left SPD took home just 7.7 percent, down from 12.4 in 2014.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:36 am