Skip to Content

Migrant housing, Berlin, Siemensstadt Motardstraße, contributes to the rise of right-wing parties. Wikipedia

The influx of migrants led to electoral success for right-wing German parties

According to new studies, the size of the population of asylum seekers has an influence on the election results of right-wing parties. "If there are more refugees living in a region, right-wing parties like the NPD, the Republicans, the Right and - from 2016 - the AfD will win more votes," the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) in Essen concluded, summarizing the results of two studies. The effect is independent of the economic development of the region and affects state and federal elections.

Published: March 30, 2021, 2:45 pm

    Essen

    Above all, the type of accommodation is decisive. If asylum seekers have to live in central reception facilities, right-wing parties gain votes in both the affected and neighbouring communities, according to a paper published on Monday. If the migrants were housed in decentralized apartments, however, there was no effect.

    The scientists therefore recommend that politicians “distribute refugees as evenly as possible over the regions”, in order to avoid polarization of the political discussion. In addition, the asylum seekers should “be housed in decentralized apartments as quickly as possible”.

    The two studies produced further provided results related to election outcomes. While the voting shares of traditional popular parties such as the CDU or the SPD have decreased due to the influx of refugees, those of explicitly migration-friendly parties rose.

    For example, the Greens in the districts and municipalities examined had made gains. “However, this only applies to regions that are doing well economically. If unemployment is high or the average income of the population is low, there is no or even a negative effect on the election success of the Greens.”

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Greece’s controversial method of discouraging illegal migrants

    AthensGreece has introduced a controversial method to counter and deter large numbers of illegal migrants trying to reach Europe, according to an organization working to increase mass immigration. With the help of masked commandos, the illegal migrants are towed back to Turkey and left there.

    German PEI report fuels fear of long-term vaccine damage

    Thrombosis, cerebral haemorrhage, heart attacks, facial paralysis and more: the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) in Germany has reported almost 5000 suspected serious side effects and 524 deaths after Covid-19 vaccinations. However, the unknown long-term consequences may be much more dangerous than we think.

    Nothing to laugh about in German professional sport

    Some days ago, German soccer team FC Nürnberg refused to hire Maximilian Knauer as the coach of its U17s because he is said to have placed smileys in the wrong place on WhatsApp. Now the Former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been dismissed from the supervisory board of Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin because the German goalkeeper legend smiled virtually.

    In Hungary there are more vaccines than people wanting them

    BudapestAt the end of April, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that there were now more vaccines available than people wanting them. Hungary is the only such state in Europe.

    Another jihadist deemed ‘criminally irresponsible’ for professor’s murder

    ParisA former student, of Pakistani origin, had fatally stabbed this teacher in front of the Leonardo da Vinci university in the suburbs of the city of Paris in December 2018.

    Swiss town finds new solution against beggars

    BaselThe city of Basel offers a travel voucher to beggars who, in exchange, undertake not to return to the city for at least a certain period of time under penalty of permanent expulsion from the country.

    Rambouillet terrorist was regularized without any scrutiny

    RambouilletIn the wake of the murder of Samuel Paty, the Tunisian jihadist involved in the Rambouillet beheading wrote on Facebook: “O Muslims, now we will respond to the insults from France.” Two months later, he obtained his residence permit.

    Isaac Newton becomes the latest victim of ‘decolonisation’

    SheffieldSir Isaac Newton's historical legacy amounts to “colonial-era activity” and must be scrapped to “decolonise” the engineering curriculum at Sheffield University in the UK.

    Left-wing German politician exposed as possible link to hammer gang

    KasselWith its special edition “Antifa - The underground leftist power”, COMPACT, a conservative German magazine has stirred up a hornets' nest. A left-wing politician even wants to have journalistic research banned.

    Nigerian mafia groups have infiltrated Germany

    BerlinA confidential report by the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND), revealed how the Nigerian mafia has taken root to establish itself in Germany through the influx of migrants. There are now several different Mafia groups operating in Germany.

    Go to archive