German state gets new governor, with far-right votes

German state gets new governor, with far-right votes

A pro-business politician has unexpectedly won the elections for governor of an eastern German state after support from the right-wing Alternative for Germany party. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union said Wednesday’s decision by the AfD in support of Thomas Kemmerich ’divides our whole country’.

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porcus
porcus 2 months

Looks like another European nation is abandoning Leftist policies and identity. :D

Danny Mcgrath
Danny Mcgrath 2 months

next they'll be saying Marx himself was 'far right'.....

Talon One
Talon One 2 months

Reminder that the "far-right" AfD is about as far right as moderate republicans in the US.

Turk
Turk 2 months

It’s okay to not be a leftist

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 2 months

Business has come on down knocking.

Tabi's
Tabi's 2 months

I think the snarky, sarcastic comments on here are from Americans who are ignorant of the problems in Germany. Unlike the US, we have a vibrant, multi-party system. The minister president is a member of the FDP, a libertarian party. The concern is that he was voted in by members of the far right AfD Party, a party that routinely posts defamatory fake news on social media, rants about immigrants, is against minimum wages, uses conspiracy theories and hysteria to gain votes and calls the press “lying press”. It is similar to the way Hitler gained power with only 33% of the vote. Germans are very leery of such things. This, Democratic parties don’t want to work with the AfD.

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