Brandenburg and Saxony elected their diets in September, and the AfD has become the second strongest force in both states. Now the election in Thuringia is coming up next weekend.
Is it possible to derive a tendency for the whole of Germany from the election result of the AfD? What does this development mean for the party system and democracy? And what can and must politics do to combat right-wing extremist terror?
Just days before the assassination attempt on a synagogue in Halle, SPIEGEL office manager Melanie Amann discussed it with SPD politician Gesine Schwan, journalist Heike Kleffner and political scientist Werner Patzelt.
The interview was recorded on September 30 as part of the event series SPIEGEL Live at Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin.
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