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Success for the AfD at the European Parliament elections would entrench their place in the German party system

Arzheimer, Kai (2014) Success for the AfD at the European Parliament elections would entrench their place in the German party system. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Feb 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

At the 2013 German federal elections, the Eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) only narrowly fell short of the five per cent electoral threshold required to gain representation in the Bundestag. Ahead of the European Parliament elections in May, Kai Arzheimer assesses the party’s prospects. He notes that there is a significant gap between the party’s leadership and its support base, with the AfD owing much of its success to disaffected voters. Nevertheless the lower electoral threshold at European Parliament elections should see them gain a presence in the European Parliament which could help establish their place in the German party system.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 13:23
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 13:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72144

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