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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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Going West – Sachsen in Alberta

in Lifestyle/Travel
Alberta, Canada
Alberta. Photo by jameswheeler on Pixabay

“Hier ist kein Berg zu hoch, keine Strecke zu weit, keine Einladung zu spontan.”

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Shakeup of CDU Saxony, courtesy of AfD

in Politics/Society

Can a Petry-led faction distance themselves significantly from the AfD to win over enough CDU voters and politicians? The next 18 months will be a dry run for this possibility, threatening the traditional progressiveness of Leipzig in the process.

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Sachsen’s ugly side

in Community/Politics
Neo-nationalist protests in Freital, LVZ-Online

Leipzig is not just cool alternative events and venues and beautiful parks and lakes and not just a sense of community and solidarity, either; unfortunately, as our political columnist explores today, the problem of xenophobia in Leipzig and its region, perhaps most infamously in Dresden, has been tainting the news for a while, long before Pegida and Legida came along.

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