Germany: CDU fends off far-right AfD in Saxony-Anhalt state election

  

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Via:  hallux  •  one week ago  •  4 comments

By:   wd/mm (Reuters, dpa)

Germany: CDU fends off far-right AfD in Saxony-Anhalt state election
"This is quite a remarkable victory for Angela Merkel's CDU party," DW chief political editor Michaela Küfner said.

Sanity rears its head in Germany.


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union   (CDU) will remain the largest party in Saxony-Anhalt's parliament , fending off a challenge from the far-right   Alternative for Germany (AfD) , according to projected results released Sunday. 

The state election was seen as a major political test for the CDU, as the AfD was originally projected to land an upset victory.

Official preliminary results put the CDU in the lead at 37.1% support, with the AfD in second place at 20.8%. The socialist Left garnered 11% of the vote, while the Social Democratic Party brought in 8.4%. The Greens garnered 5.9% support while the Free Democratic Party (FDP) brought in 6.4%.

"This is quite a remarkable victory for Angela Merkel's CDU party," DW chief political editor Michaela Küfner said. "It means the AfD's rise has been halted," she added.

"It will certainly give the CDU a boost," DW Political Correspondent Hans Brandt said of the results. "There's a lot of happiness in the faces of CDU representatives today because they have scored a significant victory here." He said the CDU may gain "momentum" from the elections, but said it is not a "done deal" that the party will pull off a solid performance during the upcoming federal elections.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    one week ago

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) is fundamentally what Trump has steered the GoP towards becoming.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     one week ago

This is a good sign.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3  evilgenius    one week ago

The global rise of far right groups is as abhorrent to most of the world as it is here. Keeping them from power might seem like a shitty game of whack-a-mole and get old, but the alternative is fascism. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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4  Bob Nelson    one week ago

Germans remember fascism. They do not want another dose.

Many Americans apparently do want a fascist regime.

The world turned upside down. 

 
 
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