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Far right extremists make massive gains in German elections Watch

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    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...tate-elections

    The radical far-right populist neo-Nazi fascist extremist xenophobic nationalist racist hate-group Alternativ fur Deutschland gained around 15% overall in 3 German states. Populations: Baden-Wurttemberg 10 million, Reihnland ~4 million, Sachsen-Anhalt 2.5 million

    The AfD has links to the Pegida movement, which is anti refugee, and sits in the same group as the Conservative Party in the European Parliament.

    Founded by treacherous academics, among the AfD's most disturbing policies are anti-mass-immigration policies that threaten the EU's very existence.

    Its leader caused a huge controversy by stating that if necessary, border guards should be able to shoot at migrants as a last resort, stating that Islamic extremists could otherwise slip through.

    The current Grand Coalition consists of the far-right CDU (Merkel's Conservative party) and the centre-right SPD (Socialists).


    Note however that the moderate (pro-refugee) Green party has done quite well, and the CDU has not lost much support. Since this election was largely seen as a referendum on Merkel's immigration policy, it is safe to say that the policy is largely supported by the German people.
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    A expect there is a one *******ed guy just waiting to get into power. Britain better start making more weapons.
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    This is good news. But more still needs to be done.
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    Good. Hopefully the establishment can get their act together (doubt it, but one can always hope!).
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    Excellent
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    Good. Hopefully the establishment can get their act together (doubt it, but one can always hope!).
    So minorities can live in fear? How is this a good thing exactly? Oh I get it,what you really mean to talk about is the Syrian refugee crisis within Germany
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    The return of the far right thanks to Merkel.

    The Greens victory in Baden Wurtemberg is still worrying though. .They voted to a even bigger nutcase than Merkel.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    So minorities can live in fear? How is this a good thing exactly?
    Nobody mentioned minorities.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Nobody mentioned minorities.
    No you're right,because it's not like the far right are going to be nice to the immigrant communities within Germany. The reason people are saying they're happy is because if what's been going on in Germany with the while refugee crisis
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    I'm ngl, considering how obsessed Germany is with regards to the environment, I'm surprised the Greens didn't do resoundingly better.

    Then again, can't say I focus much upon German politics at all
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    No you're right,because it's not like the far right are going to be nice to the immigrant communities within Germany. The reason people are saying they're happy is because if what's been going on in Germany with the while refugee crisis
    German interests should always come first in Germany. And then any minorities a distant second.
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    I thought we had consigned nazism to the history books where it belongs? This is nothing but a step backwards into darkness again.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    So minorities can live in fear? How is this a good thing exactly? Oh I get it,what you really mean to talk about is the Syrian refugee crisis within Germany
    Well the thing is the establishment's inability to deal with criminals, mischief-makers and opportunist migrants are harming minorities and real refugees... So I think even the minority communities and genuine refugees are in favour of the justice system to serve... justice.
    Theoretically, that is. I understand things may be different in practice.

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    Good news but a little too late

    we have to await a year I believe before she can be kicked out of power and the damage she has done can be addressed.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    So minorities can live in fear? How is this a good thing exactly? Oh I get it,what you really mean to talk about is the Syrian refugee crisis within Germany
    This is a very confusing post.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    This is a very confusing post.
    Should be pretty clear. You don't want Syrian refugees in germany
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    (Original post by BaconandSauce)
    Good news but a little too late

    we have to await a year I believe before she can be kicked out of power and the damage she has done can be addressed.
    And replaced by hate groups?
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    They've been polling around 15% for a while so this isn't surprising. It doesn't mean much either. No one wants them in power, neither CDU/CSU or SPD. Most likely it will end up being a grand coalition again.

    Whether that's with Merkel at the helm or not is a different story though.
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    They're not a far-right party, their most extreme policy is outlawing circumcision and ritual slaughter.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Should be pretty clear. You don't want Syrian refugees in germany
    It's not about wanting them or not. It's about a lack of controls and numbers. There's a large difference.
 
 
 
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