Tag: Alternative for Germany
The political radicals will now have a far greater say and influence over the course of Europe. And it starts with the rise of the Greens in Germany.
How, even after the disaster of Libya, European leaders can ignore the long history of interventions in Venezuela, to support a new intervention?
Pity Angela Merkel. Though she has won a fourth term as German Chancellor, she faces severe problems governing in a now fractious and unstable political environment. It is quite a change from the way things looked only a few weeks ago. She went into the election with a double-digit lead in the polls and notoriety as the head of one of the most stable governments among the western democracies.
With the Federal German Parliamentary elections coming to a close something quite remarkable has just happened in post-WWII Germany. For the first time since 1949 when the Bundestag was created after the defeat of the Nazi regime, and free and fair elections were held, the Christian Democrats and their sister party the Christian Social Union suffered their worst result while a nationalist grouping known as the Alternative for Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) has made a stunning electoral and political break through becoming the third largest party and significantly this 2017 German Parliament will contain for the very first time since the days of the 1930s overt German nationalists.