Germany shifting to the right, Alexander Görlach (Elcano Institute)

And now Germany: similarly to most other European countries, the Federal Republic will now also have a right-wing party decisively present in its national parliament. The 13% share of the vote achieved by Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in the 24 September elections could almost be called a landslide victory. Beyond its strongholds in the East of the country, where it gained almost 30%, its appeal now extends to a large part of the West, where in many places its support reached double digit figures.

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