Alternative for Germany
The AfD is pushing to downplay the crimes of the Nazi era, amid fears of a new wave of German nationalism.
“This so-called Alternative for Germany bases its policies on hate and exclusion
“If you don't see fascism, you just don't want to see it.”
“That’s why the CSU is panicking — trying to do whatever it takes to hold the AfD down and secure its vote.”
French President Emmanuel Macron hailed the result as “good news for Europe.”
“I see my task as creating consensus between German Islam and conservative Germans.”
After four weeks of negotiations, the free-market liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) exited talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), Bavaria’s Christian Social Union, and the Greens.
Merkel is by far the longest-serving political leader of a major democratic state, having already survived two U.S. presidents, three French presidents, three British prime ministers, four Greek premiers, and five Italian ones.
How, exactly, did the European far right capture gay voters and candidates? It was easier than you think.