AfD just became a major political party using anti-immigration platform
guest post by Dirk Balcke
Alternative For Germany [AfD] was founded in 2012 following the success of UKIP in British EU elections. It is now most known for opposing open borders and Muslim immigration. Using an anti-immigration platform if has propelled itself to major party status.
Four German states just had state elections.
Saxony-Anhalt: AfD got 24%, coming in 2nd place.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: AfD got 21%, coming in 2nd place.
Baden-Wurtemburg: AfD got 15%, coming in 3rd place.
Rhineland-Palatinate: AfD got 13%, coming in 3rd place.
Merkel’s fake conservative Christian Democratic Union [CDU] lost votes to AfD and fell to 3rd place in Merkel’s home district of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Merkel has been humiliated on her home turf. A defeated Merkel admitted to the press today that she has damaged her own party with her open borders policies.
AfD now hold seats in 9 out of the 16 German States. They hold seats in five out of the six states of the former East Germany. The last German Federal election was in 2013 and AfD got 4.7%, just narrowly missing the 5% threshold to gain seats. The next Federal election is in August of 2017.
There are seven more states where AfD does not have seats. Some have not held an election since AfD was launched.
Berlin will hold state elections on September 18th, 2016.
Schleswig-Holstein, Saarland, and North Rhine-Westphalia will hold state elections in 2017.
Bavaria, Hesse, and Lower Saxony will hold elections in 2018.