Right-wing populists in other countries have greeted the results of a regional German election, which saw an anti-immigration, anti-EU party take 20 percent. One says it’s a harbinger of a “patriotic spring.”

Right-wing populists across Europe cheered the strong showing of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in an election in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Sunday, September 4. In it, the AfD outpolled German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU). “All victories of patriotic and EU-critical parties are helping freedom loving people and parties all over Europe,” Geert Wilders, the founder and leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV), told DW in … continue reading

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