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The Nationalist Alternative for Germany Party that wants to control Muslim immigration got only 7.4%
(The Guardian) - Angela Merkel’s conservatives have won a state election in their centre-left rival’s heartland, in a stinging blow to the challenger in September’s national vote.
The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany’s most populous and has been led by the Social Democrats (SPD) for all but five years since 1966.
It is also the home state of Martin Schulz, the Social Democrat seeking to deny Merkel, the German chancellor, a fourth term in the election on 24 September. Schulz had been hoping for a boost after two previous state election defeats sapped his party’s momentum.
Instead, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won 33% of the vote in the election for the state legislature, with the Social Democrats on 31.2%.
SPD governor Hannelore Kraft’s coalition lost its majority as her junior partners, the Greens, won only 6.4%. The conservative challenger Armin Laschet, a deputy leader of Merkel’s party, was poised to replace Kraft.
“The CDU has won the heartland of the Social Democrats,” said the conservatives’ general secretary, Peter Tauber.
The pro-business Free Democrats won a strong 12.6% of the vote.
The nationalist Alternative for Germany won 7.4 %, giving it seats in its 13th state legislature. The opposition Left party fell just short of the 5% needed to win seats.Read More . . . .
American Readers Do Not Be FrightenedU.S. readers do not be frightened by all these political parties on the ballot below. Outside of the U.S. this is called a free election.
In this German state if your party gets 5% of the vote you can start getting seats in the state legislature.
TRANSLATION - Your vote actually matters.
This election saw two parties tossed out of the legislature for not getting enough votes and the Nationalist Alternative for Germany party gaining 16 seats.
Maybe we should try free elections in America.
North Rhine-Westphalia State Election