Germany: Democracy in Stitches After AfD Wins Mayoral Race in Small Town

The problem with allowing the people to vote is that the people are evil and so they always vote for pure evil.

That’s why we have democracy: to prevent voters from being able to enact an evil plan.

Deutsche Welle:

A candidate from Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won a city mayoral election for the first time on Sunday.

Tim Lochner was elected after winning the second round of voting in Pirna, a town in the eastern state of Saxony where the AfD has been notably strong.

Initial results showed that Lochner had won 38.5% of the vote, the city stated on its website.

Tim Lochner

The far-right candidate beat out Kathrin Dollinger-Knuth (CDU), who came second with 31.4% of the vote, and Ralf Thiele, from the small Free Voters party, who got 30.1%.

Lochner, 53, is an independent but decided to stand under the far-right AfD banner for the vote.

Sunday’s result comes just days after the eastern state of Saxony’s domestic intelligence agency deemed the AfD as a right-wing extremist party.

I got updated on why parties are labeled this way by state governments instead of the federal government, and I forget it now.

Pirna marks the first time the AfD has won a mayorship in a town. In August, Hannes Loth was elected as the first mayor of a municipality — Raguhn-Jeßnitz in the state of Saxony-Anhalt — but this was a region with just 9,000 inhabitants.

In June, the party won its first district council election, with candidate Robert Sesselmann in the Sonneberg district in Thuringia.

The far-right party has been on the rise in Germany with surveys showing around one in five voters saying they would vote AfD, making it the second most popular party after the CDU.

In the eastern German states, the share of voters willing to vote AfD stands at over 30% — ahead of all other parties — with three of those states scheduled to hold elections next year: Thuringia, Saxony and Brandenburg.

They’re the biggest party in the whole of the former DDR now.

The government of course also funds “antifa” type groups to protest people who disagree with the government, which is some serious big-brain shit.