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In 2019, Leipzig elects all 70 members of the City Council (Stadtrat) and the four Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from Saxony. This election is not just one more boring election, but one that can define the fate of Leipzig and Europe. The Leipzig Glocal will provide exclusive interviews with candidates. It will follow up on the results and also cover the state elections later in the year.

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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Leipzig elections: Die Linke and Grüne win; AfD grows

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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: Korzer and Biederstedt (Grüne)

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Leipzig city center. (Photo: Maeshelle West-Davies)

Marcus Korzer and Martin Biederstedt (Grüne) leben in Leipzig und kandidieren für den Stadtrat im Wahlkreis 9, Leipzig-Nordost. Our aim is for our audience to get to meet the candidates and know their political stances better. All questions and answers are provided in German and English.

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Meet the Candidates: Annette Körner (Grüne)

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Leipzig city center.
Leipzig city center. (Photo: Maeshelle West-Davies)

One of the final Grüne interviews for the 26 May elections: Incumbent Annette Körner (Grüne) is running for City Council reelection in Circuit 8, Leipzig Northwest.

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Meet the Candidates: Radzeviciute and Seidel (CDU)

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

Ingrida Radzeviciute and Siegrun Seidel (CDU) leben in Leipzig und kandidieren für den Stadtrat im Wahlkreis 2, Leipzig-Ost. Our aim is for our audience to get to meet the candidates and know their political stances better. All questions and answers are provided in German and English.

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Meet the Candidates: Petra Čagalj Sejdi (Grüne)

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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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