Podemos and SYRIZA pass the torch to Die Linke
Die Linke in Germany becomes another European Leftist party that takes some form of power, after SYRIZA's win in euro elections and taking Greece's largest periphery, Attica, in the latest local elections for municipalities and prefectures.
The European neoliberal economic empire is expected to launch now a war against this "threat" inside its jurisdiction.
Angela Merkel already feels the "threat" as a spokesman for her CDU party in Thuringia said the coalition could threaten everything that had been achieved there in the past 25 years.
“Leftist parties in Germany have agreed a historic coalition deal which will see the first far-left regional president since the fall of communism.”
“Bodo Ramelow of the socialist Die Linke (Left party) is set to become state premier of Thuringia next month. Die Linke, rooted in the old East German state Communist party, has never led a state government. But all three coalition parties said they saw East Germany as a state that did not operate within the rule of law. What is now Thuringia was part of East Germany during the Cold War but is at the heart of the reunified country.”
“Meanwhile Chancellor Angela Merkel finds that her centre-right party is being undermined by the new anti-euro Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD). Now the rest of the country will be watching closely to see if Thuringia can deliver such left-wing policies affordably.”
“The Thuringia deal comes barely a week after celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall and has angered senior German figures, including President Joachim Gauck, a former dissident pastor in communist East Germany.”
“In an indication of the party's socialist heritage, Bodo Ramelow delivered campaign speeches ahead of the Thuringia election in September alongside a red bust of Karl Marx.”
“Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, who rule at national level in coalition with the SPD, are expected to form the opposition in Thuringia. Germany's chancellor also grew up in East Germany. A spokesman for her CDU party in Thuringia said the coalition could threaten everything that had been achieved there in the past 25 years. However, Die Linke believe the coalition could send a signal to other states in Germany ahead of the next federal elections in 2017.”