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

The Hamburg election has been a big success for the AfD," said Oskar Niedermayer, a political-science professor at Berlin'sFree University. "The Free http://ashliberwickownsite.beeplog.com/292910_5140776.htm Democrats are struggling to survive and they managed to set a clear signal Sunday that they are still 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 on anti-immigration and crime issues. Ms. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union suffered a bitter defeat in Hamburg, gaining a learn more historic low of 15.9%, but the results are due to regional political issues and aren't a setback for the chancellor, observers http://youngnlic.wordpress.com said.
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