German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s days are numbered. After a disastrous result for both the establishment parties CDU and SPD in the local election in the German state of Hessen, Merkel has announced that she will not be running for re-election as party leader in December. For now, she will continue as chancellor but will quit after her term expires in 2021.
The streak of bad elections continues for Merkel’s center-right CDU and the center-left coalition party SPD. In Hessen, both parties fell by 11%, and their votes were picked up by the populist anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the leftist Green Party, a repeat of the result in the Bavaria election a few weeks earlier.
At the time, Liberty Nation reported that this was likely part of a greater pattern in Europe, and there was talk of Merkel not lasting until the next election. Merkel’s announced resignation as party leader confirms LN’s speculation.
This development is far more significant than most media outlets report. Merkel is the face of globalism in Europe. She is the undisputed leader of the European Union project, and her stepping down is a sign of weakness, not only of her position in Germany but also of open borders and transnationalism.
Her announcement comes on the heels of a corresponding winning streak for anti-establishment populists around the world. President Donald Trump in the United States is the most notable, but Brazil, Italy, Austria, Holland, and Hungary have seen similar turns.
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The future is fundamentally unknown, but best available evidence points to some fruitful speculation. Globalists are not just going to keel over and declare defeat. The UN Global Compact for Migration is proof that the vision of flooding the West with Third World migrants is still very much alive and kicking.
However, they also cannot ignore this thorough backlash from the voters. Most people in the EU feel deeply unsettled by what they see as a concerted effort to displace and replace traditional European people and values. They express this in polls where the majority agree with stopping all immigration from predominantly Muslim countries and through the election of anti-immigration populist parties and candidates.
Faced with democratic resistance to their goals and ideals, the establishment candidates will be forced to adapt or resign. For Merkel it is already too late; the damage is done. But the rest of the EU elites may have to temper their exuberance and be humbled into caution by the fall of one of their own, a giant no less.
Therefore, expect the EU to show a tougher stance against illegal immigration and a strengthening of border control in the Mediterranean. The NGO-assisted human trafficking from Libya to Italy will no longer be tolerated, and efforts will be channeled toward economic development in North Africa to stave off the flood of economic migrants.
This tougher line is the only pathway for establishment leaders to retain their grip on the levers of power. In the end, they prefer power over ideals.