Voters in eastern Germany have been reacting to the result of state elections in Brandenburg and Saxony. The far-right Alternative for Germany became the second strongest party in both states. DW's Kate Brady reports from Saxony's capital, Dresden.
Police in Dresden have opened a new investigation into far-right PEGIDA leader Lutz Bachmann. The firebrand used Nazi jargon to call for the death of politicians and environmentalists.
Voters went to the polls in Saxony and Brandenburg, two states in Germany's former east. The far-right AfD has become the second biggest party in both regions.
Elections on Sunday in Saxony and neighboring Brandenburg, two states in the former East Germany, have the entire country holding its breath. The far-right AfD is poised to do well, and the results could be historic.
The Greens could score record results in Sunday's elections in the eastern states of Brandenburg and Saxony. But they'll have to contend with the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany.
© 2019 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version