In the past three years, Pegida has largely given way to another new political movement, Alternative for Germany AfD , which has emerged as a conventional political party and received the third most votes in national elections last fall, gaining 94 of the seats in the national legislature.
As well as being anti-Islam and anti-immigrant, the AfD denies human influence on climate change, wants to ban same-sex marriage, supports what it calls traditional family values, opposes European integration, and repudiates what it sees as a culture of shame and guilt over the Nazi past in favor of a new sense of national pride.
The AfD enjoys its strongest support in the former East Germany. Around 20 percent or more of voters in the five states there cast their ballots for the party last fall, in contrast to between seven and 12 percent in the former West German states. As the brief rise of the National Democratic Party in the late s showed, when a coalition government of the two main parties holds power, as they did then and as they did under Chancellor Angela Merkel until the elections, the lack of any adequate political opposition encourages the rise of right-wing protest movements in Germany.
The threat of right-wing populism in Germany has proved to be far weaker than in a number of other European countries. The days when a genuinely neo-Nazi party could win significant numbers of votes are long over, and despite some flirtation with Nazi ideas and even acts of violence on its ultra-right fringes, right-wing populism in Germany no longer has the Nazi ties it used to have. Indeed, echoes of Nazism on the fringes of the AfD have on occasion plunged the party into crisis and have led to the resignation of some senior members.
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