From an email list:
“In the latest Civey Sunday poll (31.12.2023) by the ‘Sächsische Zeitung’, the AfD gained a further 4 percentage points. With 37 percent of the vote, the AfD would now be well ahead of the currently ruling CDU with 30 percent.”
The SPD and FDP would also both fail at the five percent hurdle and miss entry into the state parliament. The Social Democrats (SPD, Chancellor-Party) lost four percent and are currently at 3 percent.
The FDP (Liberal Democrats, government party) lost one percentage point and is now at just 1 percent in the survey.” (Tagesspiegel, 01.01.2024)
Things don’t look much better across the Federal Republic of Germany, because in 2020 29% of German citizens still had trust in the parties, in 2021 it was only 20% and in August 2023 trust in the system parties had fallen to a dramatic low of 9%. (Koerber Foundation)
The farmers uprising in Germany didn’t allow the green economy-minister Habeck to land on a northern Island. He was forced to go back without delivering his intended speech to the gutted farmers. From now on, the farmers’ protests will be supported by freight forwarders, craftsmen and other important sectors of the economy.
“Yes, Europe’s political map is likely to look different at the end of this year than it did at the beginning. In addition to the European elections in June, there are votes coming up in some EU countries and pollsters are predicting top results for right-wing populist parties almost everywhere. In some cases they can even take over power.”