FAST FIVE: Conservative AfD Now Strongest Party In Eastern Germany, Rises To 15% Nationally
Conservative AfD Now Strongest Party In Eastern Germany, Rises To 15% Nationally Authored by John Cody via Remix News, Could conservatives also one day score a breakthrough in German politics.
According to polling firm Insa, it is now the strongest political party in that entire region of the country, which is home to over 16 million people.
Since FDP only achieved 7 percent, only 36 percent would vote for the traffic-light parties there.
East Germans remain more skeptical of mass immigration and cultural trends from the West, but also tend to sympathize more with Russia.
The major parties in Germany have long said they would never form a coalition with AfD.