Tag: AfD

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  • Rampage of the Right

    Rampage of the Right

    The immediate provocation for last week's rampage in German cities is not Ms Merkel's open-asylum policy towards the migrants, though it is palpable that the Arab factor has lent the spark. It was the stabbing of a German, allegedly by assailants of Syrian and Iraqi origin, that have brought matters to a head.

    September 2, 2018
  • Nazis in Bundestag

    Nazis in Bundestag

    German elections are boring affairs. A month before the national election small posters with pictures of leaders of various political parties appear way up on lamp-posts, often hidden behind leaves of trees. There are hardly any open-air meetings and TV channels try to minimise sensationalism as much as possible. This is considered a blessing by …

    October 24, 2017
  • Fourth term, but…

    Fourth term, but…

    The outcome of Sunday’s election in Germany was never in doubt; yet the fourth consecutive term that has been awarded to Chancellor Angela Merkel has been greeted with a distinct lack of euphoria. There is an unmistakable degree of astonishment, even cynicism, over the first-ever entry of the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) to parliament. …

    September 27, 2017
  • Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

    Merkel vows to win back right-wing voters

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she wants to win back the voters who deserted her party for Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) which made history in the national election by becoming the first far-right party to enter the country’s Parliament in almost 60 years. Merkel is now set for a fourth term in office …

    September 25, 2017
  • Merkel wins fourth term, AfD makes gains

    Merkel wins fourth term, AfD makes gains

    The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) led by German sitting Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended its dominant role in the Germany’s federal elections with 32.5 per cent of the vote, according to the preliminary exit poll. The figure fell short of expectations and was nine percentage points lower than in the 2013 parliamentary election, Xinhua …

    September 25, 2017
  • German interior minister calls for partial burqa ban

    German interior minister calls for partial burqa ban

    German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere came out on Friday in favour of a partial burqa ban amid a fierce national debate on integration. "We agree that we reject the burqa, we agree that we want to introduce a legal requirement to show one’s face in places where it is necessary for our society’s coexistence …

    August 19, 2016