World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 17 Mar, 2021 07:30 am

German state elections show growing dissatisfaction with the ruling elite’s “profits before lives” pandemic response

German state elections show growing dissatisfaction with the ruling elite’s “profits before lives” pandemic response
The elections in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate last Sunday revealed opposition to the social spending cuts imposed by the federal CDU/SPD grand coalition and state governments.

5 percentage points.1 percentage points, which was also an historic low.1 percentage points and 40 percent of its voters in absolute terms, finishing with a result of 8.2 percentage points to 9.

6 points in percentage terms, but due to the decrease in voter participation the governing parties’ total votes fell by over 10 percent compared to 2016.3 percentage points to 32.

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