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Unless some precints in Saxony are still outstanding, it seems the Pirate Party (1.9%) really beat the Neo-Nazis of the NPD (1.4%), though not the combination of the three far-right parties (1.4+0.5+0.1 = 2%). The only other sub-5% dwarf of note is the undead Animal ProtectionParty (0.6%).

For JakeS: the creationists of the also undead Party of Bible-Faithful Christians scored 0.1% (40,000 votes at this stage of counting).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Sep 27th, 2009 at 05:39:11 PM EST
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Unfortunately it seems that Cem didn't get his direct mandate in Stuttgart, Ströbele still seems to be the only one for the greens.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Sun Sep 27th, 2009 at 05:57:20 PM EST
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Apart from fighting against surveillance and for free intertubes, I think an important role for the pirates will be to have the better "a vote for us is a vote against the establishment" story. Quite a large part of the far-rights votes is more from general discontent with the people in charge then from actual support for the far-rights policies.

Those voters deserve a better alternative.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Sep 28th, 2009 at 06:42:45 AM EST
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