How Did the Extreme Right Get 13 Percent in the German Elections?
Image: Now the End Begins On Sunday, Germany’s two main parties suffered a terrible defeat. Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU got just 33 percent, while the social democratic SPD sunk to 20.5 percent – the worst results for both parties since 1945. These two parties have held up West Germany’s capitalist regime since its founding, sharing […]
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 28, 2017
The Established Parties Can’t Stop the Shift to the Right
This Sunday, 61.5 million people in Germany are called on to elect a new parliament. A greater share of the population than ever before, however, lacks the basic democratic right to vote for the Bundestag as Germany's "blood and soil" citizenship laws even exclude people who grew up in the country. In the capital alone, almost half a million adults are denied the right to vote.
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 23, 2017