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The stellar German magazine Der Spiegel (The Mirror and yes it is a masculine noun!) reports the Alternative for Germany is not going away – and that is bad news for Chancellor Merkel and her governing coalition!

For months, the CDU and the FDP have sought to ignore the Alternative for Germany in the hopes that it would simply disappear as so many anti-euro movements have in the past. Instead, though, the party has quickly grown. Earlier this month, it surpassed the 10,000 member mark — just seven weeks after its official founding — and it has attracted widespread interest among the German electorate.

OOPS!  It’s worse – members and even a state parliamentarian have defected to the new party!

While no parliamentarians have yet abandoned the CDU, the Alternative for Germany has proven adept at attracting lower-ranking CDU and FDP members. Just last week, a state lawmaker with the FDP in Hesse named Jochen Paulus switched parties.

And AfD will be on the ballot in every German Lander (state) for the September General Election!

“Alternative for Germany” (AfD), which wants the country to quit the euro and reintroduce the deutsche mark, said it would found its 16th and final regional association on Sunday – a requirement to be able to contest national votes.

AfD is the alternative for Germany – the liberty alternative.  To paraphrase Emile Zola, Liberty is on the March and nothing can stop it!


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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