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Executive Director, ICAN
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"SPD’s vote actually halved, from 20.6% in 2013, to just 9.7%! This marks the party’s worst result in Bavaria since the 1930s, and is the first state parliament now where they have fallen below the symbolic 10% threshold in recent history - a painful exercise for a former Volkspartei (major party)."Leopold Traugott
Policy analyst at the think tank Open Europe
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Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
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Human Rights Watch
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British Member of the European Parliament representing the Labour Party
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Director, New Europe Center
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