Germany's new political party is just another big-government party

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Kai Weiss

"The German election is a month away and with that also from a real rarity: a party getting into parliament which is on the 'right' of Angela Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian partner, the CSU. Over the last decades, this has been a no-go zone in German politics, too severe were the memories of the Nazi era. But come September, the Alternative fur Deutschland (Alternative for Germany), or AfD, will set a landmark, beating the five percent threshold to get into parliament in all likelihood (currently they are polling between seven and ten percent). As we have seen throughout the years, those considered as 'right-wing populists' in the mainstream are by no means a homogeneous group, from Brexiteers in the UKIP and on the fringe of the Tories as somewhat favorable examples to more frightening ones like Marine Le Pen in France. But what kind of party is the AfD?" (08/31/17)

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