17:30 - "Un référendum sur l'euro est plus que nécessaire et, oui, nous devrions aussi parler de la politique migratoire, parce que c'est quelque chose qui est capable de changer le pays tout entier et les gens en Allemagne n'ont même pas eu la possibilité d'en discuter dans un large débat public" a déclaré Petry à RT.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~'Germany needs our party as new alternative' – AfD chairwoman to RT
RT international, le 14 Mars 2017
Titre et inter-titres E Gaillot pour €calypse News, le 14 Mars 2016
Following her party's success in the German regional elections, the chairwoman of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party told RT that the results were “even better” than anticipated, and that AfD is needed in the country.
Official election results proved significant success for AfD, which received enough votes to get into three state legislatures. It secured 24.2 percent in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt, making it the second-largest party after the ruling Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), which won 29.8 percent.
When asked by RT whether she was happy about her party's results, AfD chairwoman Frauke Petry said:
“How could I not be? I mean, we have brilliant results in all three federal state parliaments. We thought our results might be quite good, but they are even better than we thought.”
l'Allemagne "a besoin d'une nouvelle alternative -. Et je pense que nous la sommes"
She went on to state that AfD “needs to be here,” because Germany “needs a new alternative – and I think that's us.”
Petry promised that her party would propose changes to policies which have been “completely abandoned by the established parties.”
“...Not only migration policy, but also family policy, our energy policies and even the care of our economy in terms of how to treat middle-sized companies, has not been the focus of politics for quite a long time – and AfD has offered a number of ideas to change these policies.”
l'Allemagne a besoin d'un référendum national
She added that AfD will be a “strong opposition party,” adding that Germany “needs national referenda for important questions.”
un référendum sur l'euro est plus que nécessaire, et oui, nous devrions aussi parler de la politique migratoire, parce que c'est quelque chose qui est capable de changer le pays tout entier, et les gens en Allemagne n'ont même pas eu la possibilité d'en discuter dans un large débat public
“We think that a referendum about the euro is more than necessary, and yes, we should also talk about migration policy, because that is something that is capable of changing the country on the whole, and people in Germany haven't even gotten the chance to discuss that on a broad public level.”
AfD, created in 2013 to oppose German federal policies concerning the eurozone crisis, has been gaining popularity since the refugee crisis hit the European Union in 2015. It has been a strong critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door policy, campaigning under the slogans 'Secure the borders' and 'Stop the asylum chaos.'
The party's success is being seen as a setback for Merkel ahead of next year's general election, and a test of support for her liberal policy towards refugees. According to a survey conducted in February, 81 percent of Germans feel the refugee crisis is “out of control” under the chancellor's leadership, and the majority want more restrictive measures for asylum seekers.
Around 1.1 million asylum seekers entered Germany last year, and a forecast prepared by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research has estimated that an additional 1.5 million could be welcomed into the country this year.
Although AfD has received its fair share of criticism from those more welcoming of refugees fleeing war and persecution, Petry said that such criticism is “nothing new,” as it began when the party was created in 2013. “We didn't take it personally, we went on with our campaign,” she said.
Nous sommes très confiants et attendons avec impatience les élections (générales) à venir (2017)
“We are very confident and looking forward to [the general] elections to come,” Petry concluded.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~