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    Huge success for the AfD in yesterday's local elections in Hesse. One week before the elections in three German states they won 13.2%, over 16% in the state capitol Wiesbaden. Turnout was only 48%.

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    The AfD up to 23% in three state elections in Germany today. Merkel's coalition losing big time. Her partner, the Social Democrats, have been reduced to ~12% in two states.
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    The results were pretty much a going on disaster for the SPD and the left party (so dissapointing it might as well be) but for the CDU not so bad really given the Baden-W Greens are described as eco-conservatives ? http://www.theguardian.com/world/dat...-angela-merkel
    The SPD got only 13% in Stuttgart, left party again failed to win any seats (the local conservative Greens won there) and fell behind the AFD in one of their Eastern bastions, Saxony Inhalt ( a disaster for SPD and mediocre result for die Linke) :

    Preliminary Results in Saxony-Anhalt (west of the east, AFD gained across board):
    CDU 29.8 percent - 30 seats (minus 3%/11 seats)
    AfD 24.2 percent - 24 seats (did not contest/exist/last time)
    Left Party 16.3 percent - 17 seats -( minus 7% /12 seats)
    SPD 10.6 percent - 11 seats -( minus 11%/15 seats)
    Green 5.2 percent - 5 seats -( minus 2%/4 seats)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxony...election,_2011

    Preliminary Results in Baden-Württemberg (Around Stuttgart):
    Green 30.3 percent - 47 seats
    CDU 27.0 percent - 42 seats
    AfD 15.1 percent - 23 seats
    SPD 12.7 percent - 19 seats
    FDP 8.3 percent - 12 seats

    (The only respectable result for SPD )
    Preliminary Results in Rheinland-Pfalz (the touristy upper Rhine):
    SPD 36.2 percent - 39 seats
    CDU 31.8 percent - 35 seats
    AfD 12.6 percent - 14 seats
    FDP 6.2 percent - 7 seats
    Green 5.3 percent - 6 seats
    (From Left party berlin paper and wiki)
    http://www.neues-deutschland.de/arti...bgewaehlt.html
    Commentary (it's very downbeat -more at the home page) http://www.neues-deutschland.de/arti...tten-pols.html

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    From last October, reads like a good description of the shades of the AFD I would guess
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    '..Höcke's semantics are clearly borrowed from National Socialism," said Vorländer. "But we can't say that all the people that identify with the AfD are far-right radicals, even though there's no doubt that there are far-right radicals in the party." ..... '
    http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-afd-un...ght/a-18802468

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    We have had a prolonged period of financial insecurity and income losses for many people across Europe - part instability and crashes inherent in the system, part

    At this stage, left reform of the system, right control of the system, and the USSR are experience of communism are all seen by most people as a failure. Reversion to the far right , or to different forms of medievalism, is inevitable, if a different future is not put forward that people believe has a chance, and for which they are prepared to fight. And as there is no feasible middle ground, that has to mean rebuilding the left on the basis of a shared grasp of what went right, and what went wrong, for the USSR.
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    We have had a prolonged period of financial insecurity and income losses for many people across Europe - part instability and crashes inherent in the system, part neo-liberal project to reduce wages.

    At this stage, left reform of the system, right control of the system, and the USSR are experience of communism are all seen by most people as a failure. Reversion to the far right , or to different forms of medievalism, is inevitable, if a different future is not put forward that people believe has a chance, and for which they are prepared to fight. And as there is no feasible middle ground, that has to mean rebuilding the left on the basis of a shared grasp of what went right, and what went wrong, for the USSR.
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    AFD topping Merkel's party in Merkel's home State


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    More bad news for Merkel


    GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA Merkel’s party suffered a bruising loss in Berlin state elections today while the right-wing populist AfD again gained support, capitalising on anger over her open-door refugee policy.

    The anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party won around 12%, according to broadcasters’ exit polls in the capital, which prides itself on being a hip, multicultural city – gaining seats in the tenth of Germany’s 16 states a year ahead of national elections.


    Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union won just 18% – its worst post-war result in the city, before or after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall – according to the exit polls, likely spelling the end of its term as junior coalition partner to the Social Democrats, who won 23%.



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    good day for the AfD.

    if exit polls are accurate they will have 13.5% of seats and be the largest party in East Germany (22.8%)
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    They've vowed to "hunt Merkel down" and "take back the country".

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    Looks like things have gone a bit pearshaped for Merkel and her cronies. If it is a CDU/SPD coalition then AfD becomes the official opposition. The Jamaica coalition might work but this is a wakeup call for Germany.

    Regards...jmcc

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