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Germany's Afd Party Advances In State Polls - Nasdaq.com

"The AfD had to show that it's capable of attracting voters in the west and doesn't remain an eastern German protest party. The Hamburg election has been a big success for the AfD," said Oskar Niedermayer, a political-science professor at Berlin'sFree University. "The Free Democrats are struggling to survive and they managed to set http://griffithdffj.blogs.experienceproject.com a clear signal Sunday that they are still continue reading this.. an option." Last year, the populist AfD upstart party gained representation in three eastern German state parliament elections, winning around 10% of the votes in Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia. The party was founded in 2013 on a platform that opposes euro-zone bailouts and accuses Ms. Merkel of providing too much help for debt-ridden European countries. But over the past months, the AfD has focused more http://laurenecyfershome.beeplog.com/292155_5150849.htm on anti-immigration and crime issues. Ms. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union suffered a bitter defeat in Hamburg, gaining a historic low of 15.9%, but the results are due to regional political issues and aren't a setback for the chancellor, observers said. "Ms.
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