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German Election-Election leaves Christian Democrats in crisis, Die Linke faces disaster

By Claus Ludwig, Sozialistische Alternative (SAV) — our sister organisation in Germany In the general election on 26 September, Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) lost almost 9 percentage points and plummeted to 24.1%. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) won 25.7%, with the Greens on 14.8%, the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) on 11.5% and the right-wing populist Alternative ...

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Germany: Election results in political earthquake

By Robert Bechert (Committee for a Workers’ International- the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated to)  In the end, a somewhat boring election campaign that ignored many of the issues ended in a political earthquake. For the first time in decades, a racist, right nationalist party, AfD (Alternative for Germany), entered the German parliament. While the ...

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