Germany’s Far Right Gets Its First Mayor
A candidate of Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) was elected mayor of Raguhn-Jessnitz in Saxony-Anhalt on July 2, marking the first time an AfD politician has won such a position. Just a week prior, the AfD won its first regional district in the neighboring state of Thuringia. The AfD is also currently polling as the second strongest party in Germany, ahead of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats.
For now everybody agrees not to form coalitions with the AfD. But there is no voting system in the world that protects you against voters. Don’t blame first-past-the-post. What happened is that a majority of voters supported a candidate of the extreme right. Such majorities assert themselves one way or the other.
Shift to the right: Dissatisfied German voters are shifting further and further to the right. They are fed up with Germany’s liberal policies. They are suffering economically and demand solutions. This leads them to a far-right party that seeks to appease Russian President Vladimir Putin to gain economic stability. This is a dangerous trend and fits in with a larger prophetic picture that Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry explained in “Ukraine Is Hastening a New Germany.”