In Leipzig, Die Linke won in percentage of votes for city council, and Die GrÃ¼nen for the European Parliament. Still, the far-right AfD had the most impressive gains, now having more city council seats than the SPD, besides a lawmaker in Brussels.
Our bilingual interview series with candidates continues, 7 days before the elections, and will run throughout the week. Today we’ve got Angela Fuchs (Die Linke). Sie kandidiert fÃ¼r den Stadtrat im Wahlkreis 2, Leipzig-Ost.
“East Germans are often portrayed as racist naysayers who are unable to look at themselves as the cause of their problems. The history of the GDR is often reduced to the Stasi. The two parties that picked up on these perceptions are DIE LINKE and the AfD, with the latter being far more successful.”
Petra ÄŒagalj Sejdi (GrÃ¼ne) lebt in Leipzig und ist amtierende Kandidatin fÃ¼r den Stadtrat im Wahlkreis 7, Leipzig-Alt-West. We invited all Leipzig candidates of all major parties (CDU, SPD, GrÃ¼ne, Die Linke, FDP and AfD) to answer these questions.
A review of the Saxon election candidates’ debate earlier this week at Basislager Coworking, focusing on entrepreneurship and inclusion of foreigners.
Want to help fight the blue menace? Ask the people hoping to represent us in Dresden what they plan to do. 12 August at Basislager Coworking Leipzig. AND DON’T FORGET TO VOTE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO!