• rotkehle
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    1 month ago

    if you’re driving through East German cities you know why they’re voting populist right wing parties. there’s no work, poverty and half of the houses are empty because a lot of the people already left.

    • geissi@feddit.de
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      1 month ago

      That’s half the explanation.
      The economic and social decline makes people susceptible to populists.

      But the other half is this:
      They’re not the only populists.
      To vote for outright, obvious Neo-Nazis you also have to ok with Neo-Nazis.

    • RidderSport@feddit.de
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      1 month ago

      Yeah, but that doesn’t explain it all. Görlitz for example is the county with the highest number of votes for the AfD. But the county is doing really well, there’s a big Siemens plant there.