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Leipzig elections: Die Linke and Grüne win; AfD grows

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meet the candidates
European Parliament in Brussels. Public domain photo

In Leipzig, Die Linke won in percentage of votes for city council, and Die Grünen 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.

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Meet the Candidates: Angela Fuchs (Die Linke)

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Leipzig city center. Photo: maeshelle west-davies
Leipzig city center. Photo: Maeshelle West-Davies

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 für den Stadtrat im Wahlkreis 2, Leipzig-Ost.

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Opinion: On European elections and German divisions

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Elections: Analysis on German results
Elections: Analysis on German results

“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.”

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Meet the Candidates: Petra Čagalj Sejdi (Grüne)

in Leipzig/Politics
Winter-lined path to Leipzig Town Hall.
Winter-lined path to Leipzig Town Hall.

Petra Čagalj Sejdi (Grüne) lebt in Leipzig und ist amtierende Kandidatin für den Stadtrat im Wahlkreis 7, Leipzig-Alt-West. We invited all Leipzig candidates of all major parties (CDU, SPD, Grüne, Die Linke, FDP and AfD) to answer these questions.

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Saxony Elected: reasons to cheer and worry

in Leipzig/Politics
Saxony elected
Dresden. Public domain photo

Disaster averted. The far-right, anti-immigrant and climate-change-denying AfD was not the number one political force. But with 27.5 percent of total votes in Saxony, the AfD gained more support from state voters than all left-of-center political parties.

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Saxony state elections: the candidates had their say

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"Saxony Elects" debate at Basislager, 12 August 2019. (Photo: ARBEIT UND LEBEN Sachsen)

The Saxon state elections are this Sunday. If you are eligible to, don’t forget to go vote! Recently we organized a debate with six of the candidates, and here are some insights.

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