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Old 24-09-2017, 12:00 PM
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Voting on today. Mutti expected to land a 4th term with the AFD expected to get representation for the first time in history.

Given that she's the de facto leader of the EU in a time of crises, I think this is a very important election with possibly more import for Ireland than the result of FF v FG
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Old 24-09-2017, 12:09 PM
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I for one, welcome whoever they elect as the new grand muffti
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Old 24-09-2017, 12:11 PM
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Stfu goats
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Old 24-09-2017, 06:41 PM
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AFD big winners today, better than expected. Hopefully this will force the center to stop leaning too far left
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Old 24-09-2017, 06:55 PM
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If she gets elected I can't believe the boxheads have such short memories.

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Old 24-09-2017, 09:08 PM
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If she gets elected I can't believe the boxheads have such short memories.

Top top analysis of the complexities of the EU in the 21st century. Have you ever thought of writing for the guardian?
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Old 24-09-2017, 09:17 PM
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Those refugees would not be in Europe had the US, Britain and France not invaded their countries in the first place and bombed their cities.
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Old 25-09-2017, 09:42 AM
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WTF

German far-right AfD MP quits party whip hours after being elected
Frauke Petry abruptly left a press conference after making the shock announcement



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One of the politicians elected to the German parliament for the far-right Alternative For Germany (AfD) party has resigned the whip before even taking her seat.

Frauke Petry, one of the co-chairs of the party, told reporters in Berlin she would not sit in the party's group in the Bundestag, effectively making her an independent MP.

"I decided after careful reflection that I will not sit with the (AfD) parliamentary group," she told reporters in Berlin, before abruptly leaving the room.



Angela Merkel says she will listen to far-right AfD voters concerns
The surprise move shocked Ms Petry's AfD colleagues when it was made at a press conference on Monday morning, with other politicians present indicating that they were not expecting it.

It is not yet clear whether Ms Petry will remain a member of the party outside parliament.

The newly-elected MP hails from the far-right wing of the AfD: she has called for German forces to use live ammunition to be used to prevent illegal border crossings, and wants to ban elements of Islam, such as minarets, from German towns.

She has previously been embroiled in power struggles with other members of the party, most notably over whether she should be its designated "lead candidate" in the election. She lost out in that race to Alexander Gauland, the group's most prominent face in the media.

Her refusal to join the party's parliamentary group lays bare the factional infighting and battles for control that have plagued the party since its foundation as an anti-euro movement in 2013.

The shock move comes following election results that saw the AfD take 12.6 per cent of the vote, becoming the first far-right party to win seats in the Bundestag for half a century.

It gained 94 seats – though after the MPs departure it will have just 93 taking the whip.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7965321.html
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Old 25-09-2017, 11:07 AM
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WTF

German far-right AfD MP quits party whip hours after being elected
Frauke Petry abruptly left a press conference after making the shock announcement





http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7965321.html
Doesn't want to be brought back into the CSU/CDU fold for a seat in power, maybe she'll go and open her own racism club now.

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Old 25-09-2017, 12:58 PM
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12.5%...........

Merkel plus the Bavarians and the Greens.
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