|Right-wing hecklers yell "Merkel must go!" outside a Christian |
Democrats election rally in Berlin last week.
Free Elections - What a Concept
- In the U.S. voters are given a phony choice between the open borders GOP and the open borders Democrats. In the rest of the world free multi-party elections are held with many different parties winning office to represent all segments of society.
- NOTE - If your party says you believe in border security the media calls you "far-right". After all only a crazy "far-right" person would want to keep out illegal aliens.
(The Telegraph) - Angela Merkel suffered damaging losses at the hands of Germany's resurgent far-Right in regional elections in Berlin on Sunday evening.
The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won the highest share of the vote for the far-Right in Berlin since the Second World War, with around 14 percent, according to public broadcasters' projections.
Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered their worst ever results in the German capital, with just 17.5 per cent of the vote.
But the results will be viewed with some relief by the chancellor and her allies, after the AfD fell considerably short of expectations.
Forecast just days ago to win as much as 15 per cent and come third, the openly anti-Muslim party was beaten into fifth place by the Greens and the Left Party.
It will still be enough to secure the far-Right its first seats in the Berlin state parliament since the 1990 reunification of Germany.
"From zero to double-digits, that's a first for Berlin," cheered the AfD's top Berlin candidate, Georg Pazderski, predicting that the electorate would next year kick out Merkel's national right-left grand coalition.
“We have achieved a great result,” Beatrix von Storch, one of the AfD’s leaders, said. “We have arrived in the capital and are on our way to the Bundestag.”
he AfD will have to wait at least until next year to win seats in the Bundestag, the national parliament.
At stake in Sunday’s election was the Berlin state legislature. With a population of some 3.6m, Berlin is one of Germany’s 16 federal states in its own right.
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|American readers do not be frightened |
by all these parties on the ballot
Multiple political parties on the ballot and winning seats is what the rest of the world calls free elections. You can actually find parties on your ballot that you can believe in.
Maybe, just maybe, we should try free elections in the United States.
Berlin state election, 2016