– 19% Of Germans Say They Would Vote For Anti-Euro Party (ZeroHedge, April 22, 2013):
In what may come as a shock to an otherwise quiet Germany, which has hardly seen any of the vocal (and actionable) “Euroskepticism” prevalent among its smaller peripheral neighbors, Handeslbslatt reports that a whopping 19% of Germans have said they would vote the anti-euro party Alternative for Germany (AFD). This means Bernd Lucke’s party, which appeared as if out of nowhere, has succeeded in taking Germany by storm, and is likely that his success and prominence will merely convert even more people on the fence about Europe’s future to those demanding a Deutsche Mark return. And while the AFD has yet to pose a direct threat to Merkel’s ruling CDU coalition which has 36.7% of the vote five months ahead of elections, recall that everyone ignored Beppe Grillo as a mere sideshow weeks before his blistering performance to nearly win the Italian election in February.All that would take for another surge in the Euroskeptic’s popularity is another summer of economic discontent and contraction: precisely the kind that is shaping up for Europe for the fifth year in a row.
From Handelsblatt, Google translated: