DIE EINHEIT party leader: Germany experiences a crisis of left ideas

12.11.2017, Russia.

German political parties are ready to consider ideas of any nature to draw voters to their side, said the President of the United Party (Die Einheit) Dmitry Rempel on November 5th at the “Sofia” Club Open Meeting in Moscow which took place at the Experimental Creative Centre, Rossa Primavera News Agency reports. 

“Each party has right-wing, left-wing and centrist ideas in its program. For example, Angela Merkel, being a conservative, embraced a lot of left-wing ideas”, stated Dmitry Rempel

Furthermore, the German politician believes that this approach leads to the erosion of a political landscape. As a result, there is no clear structure or division of parties into leftists, rightists, and centrists.

Besides, the President of the United Party (Die Einheit) stressed that due to this erosion and political formality, it becomes more and more difficult for ordinary German citizens to understand the programs of these parties. People end up following pretty slogans.

“Thus, we can see a growing influence of the right-wing parties having more appealing calls to action on pressing issues. Left-wing parties are lacking this kind of slogans. Social democrats managed to win only 20 plus percent of votes. It is a national party and within twenty years it has lost over half a million members: it had a million members twenty years ago and today it has only 420–450 thousand members,” the politician said.

Dmitry Rempel also stressed that the older generation, who lived during the times of the Soviet Union and the German Democratic Republic, show traditional support to the left-wing parties. But these people leave under the natural causes and a younger generation shows less and less interest in the left-wing parties. “There are less and less people from the older generation. It happens under natural causes. At the same time, left-wing parties do not offer new ideas or calls to youth. The right-wing parties use this omission with their appealing calls capturing the minds of young people. I have to admit, though, that the majority of German youth is indifferent to politics,” he stated.

Speaking of possible further actions, Dmitry Rempel noted, “If we are talking about creation of a new model on the basis of the same left-wing ideas, then, of course, it has to be done at the interstate level. But we have to take into account specific features of every country. After all, each country, even a small region, has its own specific features: religion, mentality, traditions. For example, we see different approaches and visions between people living in Eastern and Western parts of Germany, notwithstanding the fact that the country united more than 30 years ago.”

Dmitry Rempel also stated that in this case , n important factor is a leaders’ crisis in Europe, and in Germany in particular. “There are no individuals able to inspire and lead people. It seems that Gerhard Schröder was the last outstanding leader in Germany. But even he was working in the interests of capitalist ideas. Nonetheless, he had the ability to inspire and lead people. Unfortunately, we do not see the same skills in current leaders.” Dmitry Rempel is the President of the United Party (Die Einheit), established on March 23, 2013. The party mainly focuses on warranties, rights and interests of repatriates.

On November 5th Moscow hosted the “Sofia” Club Open Meeting. The topic was “Left Alternatives for Europe”. The “Sofia” Club was established in 2013 in the capital city of Bulgaria.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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