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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Voters “hire” the Merkel party in local elections”


Christian democratic Union (CDU), which belongs to Angela Merkel, lost an election to the bodies of land in two regions of Germany three. Thus, observers note, the electorate is “thanked” the Federal Chancellor for her immigration policy.


photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Angela Merkel

Reported that the HDZ is in the lead only in the Federal state of Saxony-Anhalt from 29.8%. In Rhineland-Palatinate from 36.2% won by the social Democrats, and in Baden-württemberg was won by the green party from 30.3% of the vote.

Political commentators have noted that past elections were seen as a referendum on the policy of “open doors”.

In Saxony-Anhalt right “Alternative for Germany” (AfD) scored raksti 23% of the vote and became the third most influential party in the land. In Baden-württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate nationalistically AfD gained 12.5% and 11% respectively and was included in the parliaments of both länder. Thus, AfD will be presented in 8 of 16 Federal States.

Many European publications have noted that such results are a kind of protest against Merkel’s migration policy. In addition, the publication noted strikingly high turnout in this election. Polling stations visited by almost 13 million people.

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