Jews concerned about the results of the far-right in elections in Germany

Moshe Kantor

The President of the European Jewish Congress Moshe Kantor expressed the hope that representatives of the far-right “Alternative for Germany” (ADH), scored 12.6% of the vote in elections to the Bundestag, do not get seats in the ruling coalition. His words are quoted by the press service of the Congress.

“Some positions, in support of which the party made during the campaign, demonstrated a disturbing level of intolerance not seen in Germany for many decades and a major concern of German and European Jews,” said Cantor.

He also congratulated the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose Alliance of the CDU/CSU won the parliamentary elections.

The first person in the electoral list of the “Alternative for Germany” Alexander Gauland promised “to hunt” on the Chancellor. “We will regain our country and our people,” he said. Also, ADG was allowed beginning in the Bundestag investigation against Merkel.

For the election of the Chancellor and form a government must create a coalition of the 355 deputies. The only acceptable option from CDU/CSU, the greens and the Free democratic party — collects 393 seats. However, the situation is complicated by the intentions of the Democrats to change the direction of policy going into the opposition.

Won the elections the ruling Alliance of the CDU/CSU scored 33 percent of the vote. For the Social democratic party of Germany, runner-up, voted 20.5% of citizens, which is the worst indicator of political Association. The three locked ADH, which will be presented in Parliament. In addition, the Bundestag will be presented three more parties passed the five percent barrier — Free democratic party “Left” and “Green” (for 10.7, 9.2 and 8.9 percent, respectively).