Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Germany: multiculturalism waning

A rising tide of opposition to multiculturalism

During the state elections in Germany, the patriotic Pro-Deutschland movement achieved some remarkable results in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The state has 18 million inhabitants.

The election results for 31 August 2009

According to a press release on the website of the Pro-Deutschland movement in Nordrhein-Westfalen (German) the following percentages of the vote were chalked up:

5.4 in the city of Cologne
6.0 in the city of Bergheim
5.1 in the city of Radevormwald
4.5 in the city of Dormagen
4.3 in the city of Gelsenkirchen
4.0 in the city of Leverkusen

What can the opposition do?

The results shows that a viable political opposition to multiculturalism is developing in Germany. Compare it to the increasing strength of localist parties in The Netherlands in the late 90ies. This development paved the way for the results of Pim Fortuyn and Geert Wilders between 2001 and 2009.

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