EXCLUSIVE: Alternative for Germany MP Petr Bystron Responds to Angela Merkel’s Plan to Step Down in 2021
Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Petr Bystron is not satisfied with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s announcement that she will be stepping down in 2021.
Bystron told The Gateway Pundit that she should have stepped down in 2017, after her party’s dramatic losses in the federal elections.
On Monday, Merkel announced during a press conference in Berlin that she will not be seeking any political post after her term ends. She also announced that she would not be seeking re-election as the leader of the CDU party in December, a post which she has held since 2000.
“Angela Merkel should have stepped down after her party’s dramatic losses in the federal elections 2017, when conservative voters deserted her formerly-conservative party in droves and voted for the AfD, even though all the parties and all the media routinely demonized us as far-right, just as they did to President Trump in the US,” Bystron said.
Bystron added that, “now, after losing dramatically in local elections all year, she has slowly started to realize the game is up.”
“Merkel has damaged Germany and Europe more than anyone would have thought possible only four years ago. Just last week, we found out an 18-year-old girl was gang-raped by up to fifteen alleged Syrian refugees on Oct. 13 in Freiburg — by people who were here illegally, had criminal records, and never should have been let in in the first place. How many other young women will have to have their live destroyed or even ended violently until Angela Merkel finally leaves?” Bystron demanded.
Bystron is the Speaker of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD) on the Foreign Policy Committee of the German Bundestag. He went to Germany in 1988 as a political refugee and joined the AfD in 2013. He was chair of the AfD for the State of Bavaria 2015-2018. He is currently one of the top ten most popular German politicians on social media.
Merkel’s announcement is likely due to the dwindling popularity of the CDU as voters flock to parties like the AfD.
“Mrs Merkel’s CDU plunged 11 percentage points to 27% in Sunday’s elections in the central state of Hesse, according to preliminary results. This was the party’s worst showing in the state since 1966,” the BBC reports.