Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Alternative for Germany Party's Rise in the German Elections




As Kit Johnson blogged about yesterdayAlternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland, AfD) had a big election win in the German elections.  Voicing nationalist anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, anti-Euro views, AfD has become the German parliament's third most powerful political party.

The videos above offer a flavor of the AfD party.  As Fox News put it,  "Like Trump, Germany's anti-immigrant party shows unexpected strength."

The Guardian has what I think to be a balanced view of the German election results and the implications of the AfD's breakthrough election.




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