Left, far-right win Thuringia, Germany elections

This 27 October German video of the right-wing Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung daily says about itself, translated:

Triumph for the Left Party in Thuringia, debacle for the CDU: In the state election on Sunday, Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow could lead his party for the first time to become the strongest force.

According to provisional election results by German ARD TV tonight, the Left party has won today’s election in Thuringia. They got 30.9%. It is the first time ever they became the biggest party in Thuringia. According to Wikipedia, 2.8% more than in the previous, 2014 election.

The second biggest party is the far-right AfD party: 23.5%. The Thuringia AfD leader Björn Höcke is one of the most open neo-nazis in the AfD. 12.8% more than in 2014.

German federal chancellor Merkel’s centre-right CDU party lost: now 21.9%. They lost 11.7%.

The junior partner in the German federal government coalition, the SPD, also lost: 8,2%. For the first time ever under 10%. They lost 4.2%.

Two parties are at about 5% of the vote: the Greens, who lost 0.5%, and the pro-Big Business FDP party. They both have to wait till all votes will be counted to know if they have crossed the 5% threshold needed for representation in the Thuringia parliament. In the 2014 parliament, the Greens were represented, the FDP was not.

CDU divided on cooperating with AfD, in spite of extreme right murder of CDU politician Lübcke: here.

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