Germany may be soon recalled to the polls after Ms Merkel failed to conclude talks with coalition partners in order to prop up a new Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Government.
And AfD co-leader Alice Wiedel warned her party was ready to further gains should new elections be called.
She said: “Merkel is finished. This shows that the AfD works because we prevented a black and green government [with the CDU/CSU and Greens].
All parties are anxious to avoid a repeat election, which they fear could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which surged into parliament for the first time in September’s national election.
An 18-year-old Asian girl with a Muslim background has just become the youngest politician in the United Kingdom. Sharifah Rahman was elected to be Darlington’s newest town councilor and represent the Red Hall and Lingfield ward after running against independent candidate Kevin Brack, Conservative Jonathan Dulston, Liberal Democrat Harry Longmoor and the Green Party’s Mike McTimoney.
In the weeks before the upcoming regional and municipal election in Denmark, the parties involved have stepped up their rhetoric in a bid to gain more votes. The right-wing Danish People’s Party gained media attention with its proposals to prohibit doctors from wearing ‘Islamic’ beards and to ban foreigners from local elections altogether.
The experts in digital politics are urging the government to implement “much more dramatic policy measures” to guard against hacking and misinformation.
Facebook’s “Canadian Election Integrity Initiative” is a response to a warning from the country’s top cybersecurity agency that hacker groups would “almost certainly” attempt to influence the 2019 federal election.
Who does Zuckerberg want elected? There’s your next PM.
“…Meanwhile Titanic, an Austrian satirical magazine is facing possible prosecution over a picture comparing Mr Kurz to Hitler appeared on its Twitter account.
The tweet showed the 31-year-old with crosshairs over his heart and the caption: “Finally it’s possible to kill baby Hitler”.
Austrian police said they had passed the Tweet to prosecutors for investigation.“
Voters in Germany handed a small victory to the nation’s alt-right movement on Sunday, after a contentious election season that saw the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam, economic populist Alternative for Germany party (AfD) enlist an Austin-based advertising agency to create a divisive social media campaign.
Headlines you won’t see in the U.S. media. According to the latest media report Angela Merkel has won reelection but only garnered 32.9% of the vote (2013 election was 41.5%).
This means in victory Angela Merkel has less support in Germany than Donald Trump has in the U.S. However, don’t expect that reality to stop the global leftist media from selling a narrative of optical success surrounding Merkel’s election. Too funny.
Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc won 32.5% of the vote, down from 41.5% in the 2013 German elections, right-wing Alternative for Germany enters parliament for the first time with 13.5% of the vote.
German voters went to the polls on Sunday for a general election which is almost guaranteed to return Angela Merkel as Chancellor for a fourth term, though the vote risks being overshadowed by a surge in support for the far-right AfD.
A new survey shows Canadians across the political spectrum oppose the Khadr deal, and 44% say it will impact their vote in the 2019 election.
The trust she inspires was reinforced last week by pictures of Merkel and her husband, Joachim Sauer, wearing the same outfits they have worn for many years in a row, while they always visit the same hotel and stay in the same room.
Streets were deserted on Sunday as a minority of Venezuelans trickled to the polls to elect a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro vowed would begin a new era of combat in the crisis-stricken nation.