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From The Local:
The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stole huge amounts of votes off the established political parties in elections in central Germany, while a small neo-Nazi party won 17 percent in one district.
Confirming polling which shows that the AfD have hugely increased their share of the vote since Germany decided to open its doors to refugees in late August 2015, the right-wing party won on average 13.2 percent of votes at local election in the central German state of Hesse on Sunday.
This result made the AfD the third largest party behind Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), who won 28.2 percent and 28.0 percent respectively, Hessischer Rundfunk reports.
Both of Germany’s largest political parties lost a substantial share of the vote from the last elections.
In Hesse’s capital Wiesbaden, the AfD scored a particular success, winning 16.2 percent of the vote.
But it is the result in Frankfurt, a global financial centre with a cosmopolitan population, which in many ways came as a surprise.
Up until this point the AfD has largely won votes in economically marginalized areas such as the states of former East Germany.The failure to protect citizens leads to rebellions.