Political Shockwave: Far-Right AfD Party Set to Claim Germany’s First Mayor Position

The far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has won several local elections in Germany, including the town of Raguhn-Jeßnitz in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The party has also won its first county leadership post in Sonneberg county in a runoff election, with its candidate Robert Sesselmann receiving the most votes in the first round of the run-off elections. Additionally, an AfD candidate won a vote to become a district leader in the Sonneberg district in the eastern state of Thuringia, marking the first time the party has won a governing post in Germany.

Most recently, the AfD notched up another win when its candidate was elected a full-time town mayor. The party has been gaining ground in national polls and is particularly sensitive in Germany due to the country’s Nazi past.

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