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Elections in Germany: for the first time in the modern history of the ultra-right can take a seat in the Bundestag

Sunday, September 24, in Germany elections to the Bundestag. According to preliminary polls, the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel will remain in office for a fourth term. It is expected that for the first time in the modern history of the country in Parliament will be far-right party «Alternative for Germany» (AfD).

The right to vote in these elections have 61,5 million German citizens. The average voter age is 52 years and is a record high — a third of voters over 60.

According to recent polls, the Christian democratic Union of Angela Merkel can get from 34% to 37% of the vote, while the Social democratic party, Martin Schulz — 20% — 22%. It is expected that Schultz will be included with Merkel in a coalition.

Free democratic party can dial 9-11%, the «Left» Of 8.5-11%, Green — 7-8% of the vote.

While third place the polls give the «Alternative for Germany», which can receive 12% of the vote and thus become the largest party of the opposition, beating the Left party and green. If this happens for the first time in the half century since the Second world war, the German Parliament will take place ultra-nationalists.

«Alternative for Germany» (AfD) began to gain popularity in the Wake of the migration crisis. Just a week before the election, September 18, the AfD leader Alexander Gauland said that Germany should cease to be ashamed of its Nazi past and start being proud of victories of German arms in two world wars.

Elections in Germany: for the first time in the modern history of the ultra-right can take a seat in the Bundestag
24.09.2017

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