Regional elections in Germany have surprised the growing popularity of the far-right, which, fortunately, has failed to become the first force.
In Brandenburg, the Social Democrats, despite losing five points, came in first with 27 percent, while the Alternative for Germany (Afd) had 24 percent.
In Saxony, the relative majority belonged to the CDU, with 32.1 percent, while Afd 27.5 percent, Links 10.4 percent and the Greens 8.6 percent.
Merkel’s party’s Michael Kretschmer said, “This is the message coming from Saxony, where a large majority of voters trusted us to do positive things.”
With a record number of votes, he sings the victory and the far right, which has shaken the CDU stronghold on the subject of immigration and the closure of coal mines.
The post-election climate is similar to Brandenburg, where, despite the fall of the Social Democrats, the rise of the far-right was not enough to become the first force.
The rise of the far-right in Germany has worried German public opinion. They fear the rise of nationalism and populism. Although the vote, so far, has kept them out of power, the ‘dam collapse’ can happen in the not too distant time.