A mainstream media organization calls the AfD nationalist rather than its usual epithet of “far right”.
A member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party has become chairman of the German parliament’s important budget committee, winning lackluster backing after opponents forced a rare vote for the post.
Peter Boehringer was elected Wednesday with votes only from his own party and the pro-business Free Democrats. The opposition Left Party opposed him and representatives of other parties abstained.
Opponents objected to past comments on various issues by Boehringer, an opponent of the euro.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Germany (DE) is estimated to have a population of 82.2 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.4 million.
However, the rate has been much higher since 2015 when two million immigrants entered Germany (1.14 million net).