not ready to get Up After the withdrawal of Sahra wagenknecht Flensburg mayor Simone is a Long time for the top of the left movement “”.

“This is not to say now: Simone Long,” said the SPD-politician in the “New Osnabrücker Zeitung” and in the “Flensburger Tageblatt”. Your main focus is still in Flensburg. She had been at the start of “Stand up”.

But you have said from the beginning that it was important that no professional politicians are driving the movement forward. Therefore, they have not pushed themselves in the foreground. And this Position does not change. The Initiative was created as an offering to people who have withdrawn from politics and from the Choose adopted. It should create new faces, the new ideas and impulses to contribute, structures, the need for regionalism, said Long.

the Left group head Wagenknecht wants to get Up at the initiated by “movement” in the future, less in the foreground. Wagenknecht had founded the movement together with her husband, Oskar Lafontaine, to reach voters on the left who have turned away from the traditional parties.

The project was launched at the beginning of September, and today according to own data about 170,000 supporters. Four weeks after its founding, the movement had already reported about 100,000 supporters. Unlike political parties, you have to pay a membership fee and can simply register on the Internet.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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