Sunday, June 10, 2018

German far-left party wants open borders and calls the right a ‘breeding ground for fascism’

Die Linke, a German far-left party called on congress for open borders and legal escaperoutes for refugees, DW news reports.

A majority of the party’s 583 delegates backed a proposal by leaders Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger. The proposal focused on multiple issues, like bringing an end to conflict, a social program and open borders for safe and legal escape routes for refugees.

“In contrast to the authoritarian right”, the party supports “deprived people on the refugee routes,” Katja Kipping said. She warned of the rise of the right as well, “It would be irresponsible to underestimate this shift to the right, because it provides the breeding ground for a new fascism,”.

Die Linke, or in English, the Left Party, is the fifth largest party in Germany and won 9.2 per cent of the vote in the latest elections.

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