Sarah Wagenknecht is the star of German politics. The announcement, on Monday, of the formation of his own party, capable of collecting votes from both the far right and the far left and winning 20% of the electorate, is like a hurricane that threatens to upend Germany’s political system.
Skeptical about environmental issues and opposed to sending weapons to Ukraine, he calls for a negotiated solution to the Russian invasion and wants to impose restrictions on the entry of migrants. He said: “We decided to launch a new party because things cannot continue as they are.” Otherwise, in ten years, our country will be unrecognizable.”
Wagenknecht likes to attack what he calls “the left.” Lifestyle”, consumed by issues such as diet, pronouns and the perception of racism and which does not care enough about poverty and the widening gap between rich and poor.
He says the economy is the most important. “If the economy collapses, we don’t have to worry about pensions, salaries and social benefits. It will all be in vain,” he said. The New York Times. He spares no criticism of the government, which is a tripartite coalition between the Social Democrats, the Greens and the Liberals.
she is She is very well known: for her frequent presence on television, in YouTube videos, and of course for her speech in her interventions in Parliament. Until now, as a prominent member of the Left Party – the heir to the East German communists.
He announced on Monday that he had created an association – the Sahra-Wagenknecht coalition – to form a party that will present itself in the European elections in the spring, and is expected to compete in three East German federal states in the second part of 2018. 2024.
Sarah Wagner of the University of Mannheim studied Wagenknecht’s rise and reported The New York Times They offer something never seen before in Germany: socialist economic values combined with social conservatism. “It is not known how many people align with left-wing and conservative values. “But it will be a big group,” Wagner said.
Wagenknecht’s popularity exceeds that of the leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party. But she says she will not cooperate with the AfD.
A poll conducted by the newspaper over the weekend Bild He concluded that 27% of voters could vote for Wagenknecht’s party. A poll conducted by Civey for the news portal T-Online also showed that 20% of voters saw themselves voting for her. This is the same percentage obtained by the Alternative for Germany party.
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