Political Centrism Collapses in Germany: Far Right Party Overtakes Greens

The election results in Germany tell us that:
a) Even in the only capitalist economy deemed “healthy” in Europe, a fascist party – the AfD Party – received 12.6% of the vote;
b) This is what happens when a moderate left party – Social Democrats – participates in a coalition government – it’s implicated in the exploitation by capitalists;
c) When a more radical left party – The Green Party – fails to speak to the needs of its working class it receives fewer votes than a fascist party that formed just 4 years ago.

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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