The analyst explains the popularity of right-wing populists in Eastern Germany the fear of Islamization

Moscow. September 19. INTERFAX – Right-wing populists in elections to the Bundestag can score up to 10% of the votes, and in the Eastern States of Germany have a chance to get even to second place, losing only to the block of Christian parties, says German political scientist, scientific Director of the German-Russian forum Alexander Rahr.

“It seems to me that this party (“Alternative for Germany” – if) has a chance to collect up to 10% of the votes, and in the territory of the former GDR in the Eastern lands, even to take second place,” said Alexander Rahr on Tuesday, taking part in held in Moscow a round table on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Germany.

According to the analyst, the level of popularity of right-wing populists in the former GDR is that “in the East there is a fear of (Islamization) of Germany and in the West, this fear is less pronounced”.

Elections to the Bundestag will take place on September 24.