17 Feb 2020 #31
But a far left government would probably implement a lot of identity politics and asylum policy changes that would make AfDler seeth.
The Greens aren't "far left", their electorate is mainly the "well off" so called urban "anywheres"....they don't care about the "Prekariat". They should "eat cake" if needed.
So, where should a "far left" government come from if not the Greens? The SPD? The CDU?
And then there is the refugee policy....there is no country in Europe left where a leftist refugee policy has survived with a leftist government. In Greece Syriza was kicked out of government because of the refugees....in red Italy the people voted for the Lega..in Spain the recent Melilla case shows that the left gov does not plan to open their borders to fleeing Africans and so on.
To the contrary....govs have been build where the inner social policy is combinend with a hard anti-immigration stance (Austria, Norway)
The idea that a german green chancellor will do more than waggle the moral finger is doubtful at best....
That would be drastic change from their current position
They are already changing....you must'n forget that the whole party is only a few years old.
I foresee another split...you can see the changes in East-Germany, there they differ from the party in the West already...alot more green (Heimatschutz) and social (Pensions) already...
Maybe there is place for another neoliberal AfD of old (new name?), but I fully expect a surge of a nationalist-socialist AfD (new name?) in the near future....and even more so that could become the upcoming successful political model in the whole of Europe (see Austria and Norway).