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Germany: Wiesbaden residents comment on Hesse state elections02:48

Germany: Wiesbaden residents comment on Hesse state elections

Germany, Wiesbaden
October 28, 2018 at 12:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

As Hesse prepares for the results of the 2018 state elections, on Sunday, Wiesbaden residents spoke about what they expected to come of today’s voting.

One Wiesbaden resident expressed his hope that the Greens would have a good election night result, so that Hesse would do more for the renewable energy industries. "That means more for green energy, because I personally work for wind power plants and it would be nice if Hesse did more with this wind and solar [energy]," he said.

However, he also expressed his belief that the rise of the AfD couldn’t be stopped, saying, "I believe that these right-wing voters are all over the world. You see it in Brazil or in other countries in Europe, so I believe one cannot stop them. But I believe one also needs to show a signal that this sort of thing isn’t ok but one cannot stop it."

Another resident said that a strong result for Germany's traditional parties, the SPD and the CDU, would be positive for Hesse. He said, "we hope there’s going to be a positive election result for all the voters. 'Positive' in the sense that the CDU and the SPD will make it; it’s very probable."

Meanwhile, one man criticised the election process, believing that it would not change much for Hesse residents. "During the elections there’s a lot that is promised and then when the election is over they say, ‘What I said yesterday is yesterday’s snowfall.’ And it doesn’t change a thing," he claimed.

Germany: Wiesbaden residents comment on Hesse state elections02:48
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As Hesse prepares for the results of the 2018 state elections, on Sunday, Wiesbaden residents spoke about what they expected to come of today’s voting.

One Wiesbaden resident expressed his hope that the Greens would have a good election night result, so that Hesse would do more for the renewable energy industries. "That means more for green energy, because I personally work for wind power plants and it would be nice if Hesse did more with this wind and solar [energy]," he said.

However, he also expressed his belief that the rise of the AfD couldn’t be stopped, saying, "I believe that these right-wing voters are all over the world. You see it in Brazil or in other countries in Europe, so I believe one cannot stop them. But I believe one also needs to show a signal that this sort of thing isn’t ok but one cannot stop it."

Another resident said that a strong result for Germany's traditional parties, the SPD and the CDU, would be positive for Hesse. He said, "we hope there’s going to be a positive election result for all the voters. 'Positive' in the sense that the CDU and the SPD will make it; it’s very probable."

Meanwhile, one man criticised the election process, believing that it would not change much for Hesse residents. "During the elections there’s a lot that is promised and then when the election is over they say, ‘What I said yesterday is yesterday’s snowfall.’ And it doesn’t change a thing," he claimed.

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