"Germany Needs New Elections!" - Right-Populist AfD Party's New Record Polling High Sparks National Political Debate

"Germany Needs New Elections!" - Right-Populist AfD Party's New Record Polling High Sparks National Political Debate


Authored by John Cody via Remix News,


The AfD is now tied for second place in the country, which has prompted a near meltdown of the country’s political and journalistic class...


The Alternative for Germany (AfD) continues its steady march higher in the polls, now reaching an all-time high of 19 percent in the latest INSA poll conducted for the Bild newspaper.

The results have sent yet another “shockwave” through the political and media establishment, with politicians from both the left and the moderate Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) fiercely debating what is behind the rise of the AfD.

The party is known for its strict anti-immigration stance, opposition to sanctions on Russia as well as German weapons being sent to Ukraine, and criticism of green energy policies being promoted by the left-liberal ruling government.


However, the term “shock” being used to describe the party’s rise in the polls is being rejected by the AfD’s Bundestag faction leader, Alice Weidel.

“Every three days, the Bild has to announce an ‘AfD survey shock.’ That’s not a shock, that’s called democracy.

And it shows that people have finally had enough of paternalism, cost increases and asylum chaos.

Germany needs new elections!” wrote Weidel.



Bild has routinely published headlines, along with other newspapers, documenting growing alarm in the German political establishment over what has been the steady rise of the AfD in the polls, especially in the east of Germany.

Now, according to the latest INSA poll, nearly one out of five Germans would vote for the party that every major party has vowed never to form a coalition with.

A poll from state broadcaster ARD showed, just a week before, that the AfD had reached 18 percent. The new raft of polls showing the AfD hitting new highs shows the party’s growth is no fluke..



The party is not only at 19 percent, but is actually tied for second place in the country with the ruling SPD. .

Weidel is now repeatedly calling for new elections, pointing to an ARD poll showing that only 20 percent of Germans are satisfied with the federal government, while 79 percent are dissatisfied.


“The dwindling approval of the traffic light government shows very clearly that the Germans are no longer willing to accept that their interests are disregarded by politicians,” said Weidel.



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Germany’s main political parties have now taken turns blaming each other for the continued rise of the AfD. Chancellor Olaf Scholz has labeled the AfD “the bad mood party” and says that when the situation improves in Germany, which he claims it will, AfD’s support will drop.


Weidel responded that when Scholz describes the AfD as “the bad mood party,” it shows the “complete unworldliness and aloofness” of the SPD leader.

She said the AfD has sustainable concepts in the areas of energy, social affairs and migration. 

“The voters, who are not unsettled by clumsy defamation of the only opposition force, see that too,” she said.


Meanwhile, the secretary of the SPD parliamentary group, Katja Mast, said: “The AfD was, is and will not be a ‘normal’ party. 

They want to undermine our democracy and tolerate right-wing extremism. It fights our democracy where it can.”

She added: “We must not be driven crazy by the AfD agitators and certainly not allow ourselves to be distracted. 

All democrats have one task — to take a firm stand against these democracy-destroyers and not adopt their methods.”


The CDU has offered what has been described as a “simplistic” message, claiming efforts to make the German language “gender-neutral” is driving support for the AfD.


“With every gendered newscast, a few hundred more votes go to the AfD.

Geographical language and identitarian ideology are no longer just quietly rejected by a large majority of the population. They are perceived as intrusive,” wrote CDU leader Friedrich Merz.



However, the Welt newspaper, which is usually seen as pro-CDU, has rejected this assertion, writing that the country’s mass immigration problem is at the core of AfD’s growth.


“CDU leader Merz received widespread criticism for his Twitter statement on gender language as driving votes for the AfD. Welt author Thorsten Jungholt does not see gender as the main cause, but migration policy,” wrote the publication.

Merz has also reiterated that his party will continue to rule out all cooperation with the AfD.


The CDU, however, is the party responsible for the era of mass immigration under Chancellor Angela Merkel.

This reality may provide the party with an incentive to avoid the issue as much as possible, especially when addressing the AfD party, which takes a far more hardline position on immigration than the CDU.

“A small tip for Merz, Lang, Scholz and company. It is not gender topics,” wrote one user. He then posted two links to articles involving knife crime.



Merz also appeared on ZDF and ARD and labeled the AfD as “xenophobic” and “anti-Semitic,” with AfD’s Weidel responding that it is “encouraging to see that constant attacks on the AfD” cannot shake the party’s support among the population “and the continuously growing trust in our political work.”


She added: “No political campaign by the old parties will keep us out of the political debate. 

We will continue to do everything we can to ensure a safe, prosperous and free Germany.”


As Remix News reported last week, there are a number of key issues that are likely contributing to the growth of the AfD, and immigration is one of them:


Germans are becoming increasingly receptive to the AfD’s positions on mass immigration as the left-wing government moves to liberalize immigration laws and naturalize millions of foreigners as German citizens, a move that would greatly benefit these left-wing parties at the polls, just as in there US


Germany has seen record population growth, with nearly 1.5 million migrants arriving in 2022.

So far, this number shows no signs of slowing in 2023, as over 160,000 migrants arrived in the country in the first three months of the current year.


The costs of mass immigration are also slowly becoming hard to ignore, as schools become chaotic and understaffedhousing prices soar due to more competition, and serious crime involving foreigners continues to plague the country, just as in the US.


The German government argues that mass immigration is necessary to save the country’s budget and pay for pensions, but figures show that the government plans to spend €36 billion in 2023 alone on migrants for housing, integration, and social benefits, undercutting this argument significantly.

The US has a similar spending problem on illegals.


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Comment by Willem Post on June 8, 2023 at 8:28am

I think that 20% increase of c/kWh, is a gross UNDERESTIMATE, because it does not include the cost of the government subsidies, that are charged to already-struggling household ratepayers, taxpayers and to government debt.


The OMB estimate of the “Inflation Reduction Act” is $391 billion, but the Goldman Sachs estimate is $1.2 TRILLION, 3 times as much.

The turnkey cost of:

1) building wind and solar systems, and
2) large-scale battery systems, and
3) grid extension/reinforcement, and
4) having a large fleet of quick-reacting power plants to counteract the ups and downs of wind and solar,

has increased by at least 30% during 2.5 years, 2021, 2022, and half 2023, due to:

high interest rates,
high inflation rates,
increased energy prices,
increased labor cost,
increased costs due to supply chain interruptions, and
increased cost due to scarcity of certain materials, including copper, lithium, etc., and various rare earth metals

The UK and Germany have become economic basket cases
All of the EU, the so-called Garden of Eden, has near-zero, real-growth GDP

  • Remember, the UK, Germany, etc., significantly expanded their 1) wind and solar systems, and 2) grid extension/reinforcement, and 3) battery systems, and 4) counteracting power plant fleet during low interest and low inflation conditions.

    However, HOUSEHOLD electric prices more than doubled from about 15 eurocent/kWh in 2000, to well over 35 eurocent/kWh in 2023, including all fees, taxes and surcharges. See URL


    • According to the New York Times transcript of the press conference, Biden said:

      “The United States accounts, as all of you know, for less than 15 percent of CO2 emissions.
      The rest of the world accounts for 85 percent.
      That’s why I kept my commitment to rejoin the Paris Accord, because if we do everything perfectly, it’s not going to matter.”

      WOW, Biden admitting, if the US does everything perfectly, it will not make one bit of difference regarding Global Warming!!.

      However, Vermont’s RE elites want to make Vermonters suffer anyway, by increasing the costs of electricity, gasoline, fuel oil, propane, etc., because that would lead to the highest amounts of federal and state subsidies for EAN members and Vermont National Resource Council members

      Here is the latest update of the Vermont Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Forecast for 1990 – 2017.

      Vermont CO2 electrical sector emissions were (in metric ton):

      1.00 million in 2015, see Note
      0.81 million in 2016, artificial
      0.49 million in 2017, artificial
      0.18 million in 2018, artificial
      0.13 million in 2019, artificial
      0.08 million in 2022, artificial
      0.04 million in 2027, artificial, projected

      The electrical sector reduction was accomplished by:

      1) Changing the method of calculating CO2
      2) Not counting the CO2 of wood burning
      3) Renewable energy mandates

      In Vermont, as in other states, utilities are mandated to purchase low-CO2 renewables, such as wind, solar, and hydro power, either from in-state, or out-of-state owners of such power plants.

      The PAPER power purchase agreements, PPAs, reduce utility CO2 emissions ON PAPER.

      GMP purchases in 2016 were:

      High-CO2 RE from Ryegate at about 10.03 c/kWh.
      Low-CO2 nuclear power from Seabrook at about 3.24 c/kWh.
      Low-CO2 hydro power from Hydro Quebec at about 5.549 c/kWh
      NE grid electricity (323 g CO2/kWh) at about 5.689 c/kWh
      Low-CO2 Net-metered solar at about 21.813 c/kWh
      Low-CO2 Standard Offer solar at about 21.793 c/kWh
      Purchased electricity mix average price is about 6.036 c/kWh

      Utilities Riding the Subsidy Gravy Train

      Vermont utilities buy about 1.4 million MWh/y of hydro power, at 5.549 c/kWh, under a 20-y contract, from Hydro Quebec.

      The HQ electricity is not variable, not intermittent and does not cause midday solar bulges

      GMP, a Canadian company, refuses to buy more hydro electricity from HQ, because that electricity would just be a “pass-through”, on which GMP would make minimal profit.

      HQ has plenty of electricity and is eager to sell it. This approach requires no subsidies!!

      Instead, GMP wants to invest in heavily subsidized, utility-scale solar/battery system combos, and spread them all over Vermont, as part of its very expensive “micro-grid” strategy.

      The combos are much more profitable for GMP, than buying more electricity from HQ.

      However, combos would lead to significantly increasing electricity costs for Vermonters.

      The cash value of the subsidies, at least 45% of the turnkey cost of the GMP investments, is recovered by GMP in the first 5 years, i.e., skimming the fat off the milk for GMP, and increased electricity costs for ratepayers and taxpayers for decades.

      Solar/battery combos come with subsidies:

      1) Grants from various sources, such as the VT Clean Energy Development Fund
      2) 26% federal investment tax credits, plus state FITs. Tax credits reduce, dollar-for-dollar, the taxes GMP pays on profits
      3) 100% depreciation over 5 years; the normal for utilities is 20 to 25 years. Write-offs reduce GMP taxable income
      4) Deductions of interest on borrowed money. Interest deductions reduce GMP taxable income. See URL


Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."


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