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The rise of far-right populists in Germany - Deutsche Welle

For decades Germany's industrial Ruhr region was a Social Democratic stronghold. In some districts the SPD used to win 60 percent of the votes. That vote has been cut in half, and the far-right populist AfD party has made inroads. Error loading player ...and more »

To understand Germany today, compare it with 1968 - The Economist (blog)

IN GERMANY, as in France, America and elsewhere, 1968 is as much a shorthand as a reality. Yes, there were the crowd scenes: the sit-ins at the Free University in West Berlin and the mass protests in Bonn; the shooting of Rudi Dutschke, a student ...and more »

Handling the Alternative for Germany - Foreign Affairs

“We will hunt her,” Alexander Gauland exclaimed to a crowd of supporters in Berlin late on September 24. “We will hunt Mrs. Merkel and whomever else. And we will take our country and our people back.” Gauland's party, the right-wing Alternative for ...and more »

How artists in east Germany fight the rise of the far right - Deutsche Welle

That the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party did well during the federal elections in Pirna, Saxony comes as no surprise to Jutta Böhmer of "Theatermacher," a theatrical-learning center, which has been engaged with social issues in the city ...and more »

Far-Right Gains Leave Germans Wondering, What Now? - New York Times

BERLIN — As the results of Germany's election last Sunday flashed on her television screen in the western city of Cologne, Kirsten Schindler, watched with a mixture of confusion and dismay. For the first time in decades, a far-right party, the ...and more »

Percentage of female Bundestag deputies hits a 19-year low - Deutsche Welle

When German women were given the vote back in 1919, even the most optimistic of suffragettes would likely have considered the idea of a female chancellor — and, what's more, one who's about to begin her fourth term in office — little more than a pipe ...and more »

Far right's Frauke Petry plans new political party in Germany - POLITICO.eu

Frauke Petry said she plans to form a new political group in the German parliament after leaving the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Petry, the party's former leader who quit following the group's stunning election results last week, told ...and more »

Frauke Petry, former AfD leader, eyes separate political group - Deutsche Welle

In an interview published in the Sunday newspaper Welt am Sonntag Frauke Petry said she plans to form a parliamentary grouping of other outgoing disgruntled Alternative for Germany (AfD) deputies in the Saxon state parliament and in the federal ...and more »

Only respect for the 'left behind' can turn the populist tide - The Guardian

It's not just economic disadvantage that is powering the rise of rightwing nationalism in Europe and the US. Contact author. @fromTGA. Thu 28 Sep 2017 14.53 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 11.15 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...and more »

AfD's success comparable with the rise of the Nazis - Qantara.de

Mr. Zimmermann, how did you react on election night, when you first discovered the numbers provided by exit polls, giving 13 percent of the vote to the AfD? Moshe Zimmermann: I was relieved, because I was expecting 15 percent. At least that's two ...and more »