From now on ... democracy through referendum
|From now on ... democracy through referendum - politics for the people|
|Party leader||Helmut Fleck|
|Secretary General||Herbert Settele|
|Federal Treasurer||Lothar Bollwig|
|Alignment||Direct democracy , national conservatism , nationalism|
|Number of members||1,000 (according to party information)|
From now ... democracy through referendum - politics for the people (abbreviation: referendum, spelling: from now ... democracy through referendum - politics for the people; candidacies until 2007 under From now ... Alliance for Germany list: Against immigration into the "social network" from 2007 under From now ... Alliance for Germany Party for Democracy through referendum, 2012 under Germany From now - Alliance for Germany, also known as De ) is a small German party whose program moves between national conservatism and elements of direct democracy . She rejects the euro as a fundamental currency and in her program is promoting the return to the D-Mark as the national currency within the EU. The people's vote is skeptical of modern medicine as a "cost factor of the established parties controlled by the pharmaceutical lobby" and promotes the equality of naturopathic methods in the health sector.
The party was classified as right-wing extremist by the protection of the constitution of North Rhine-Westphalia for several years , most recently in the 2006 report on the protection of the constitution. It would have expressed itself “clearly xenophobic ” and “the parties represented in the Bundestag and their representatives as initiators of one directed against the actual national interests of Germany Politics ”defamed, and the authority saw“ actual evidence for suspicion of right-wing extremist activities ”. The party is no longer mentioned in the 2007 report on the protection of the constitution.
According to its statutes deposited with the Federal Returning Officer, the party's purpose is to “ achieve democracy through referendum in Germany” and to participate in elections to German parliaments and the European Parliament . The party invokes Article 20 of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany : “All state authority comes from the people. It is exercised by the people in elections and votes [...]. ”She speaks of a“ Europe of fatherlands ”and calls for a return to the D-Mark as the national currency. She also calls for the reintroduction of border controls, such as the "observation of suspicious people who register 'pro forma'", "motion pictures of burglar clans traveling around", "tougher punishments without parole" and the "immediate dissolution of the constitution protection" appeals but at the same time in the preamble to the current Basic Law.
The party "From now ... Democracy through referendum" declares diseases such as Alzheimer's, arthritis, allergies, diabetes, heart disease, depression, chronic fatigue and prostate ailments to be the consequences of poisoning and invokes theories of the naturopath Uwe Karstädts.
Instead of the prescribed conventional medical chemical drug treatment, she specifically advertises natural healing drugs and alternative forms of treatment, e.g. bioresonance therapy, in her party program. Algae are effective against cancer according to the "Israeli model". The party also speaks of the "AIDS lie". The effectiveness of organ transplants is also called into question as “organ madness” and “fatal error”. In terms of family and pension policy, it is important to the party that “only youth welfare officers and family judges from 'healthy families' can decide on child custody withdrawal”. The party notes literally: "An ideal family is the union of two people of different sex who live together in their first marriage and have raised at least two own biological children until they are of legal age." Finally, the party rejects genetic engineering and animal experiments for pharmaceutical purposes strictly and demands a ban. She declares the “carbon dioxide discussion” to be absurd and staged by lobbyists.
The party is calling for referendums based on the Swiss model. In its basic program of 2007 it says that Germany must demand “its equal place within the free peoples”. The issue of immigration and its limitation is of great importance. It is said that Germany suffers from “ overpopulation ”, which can be traced back to “immigration into the 'social network'” and is justified as follows: “Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and can also tolerate environmental aspects (fine dust, smog, noise No further immigration. ”Accordingly, the party calls for the right to asylum to be restricted and for foreigners who have committed criminal offenses or who are dependent on social benefits to be deported . The party - popular vote - rejects foreign deployments of the Bundeswehr as a cost factor, but at the same time demands a "strong, well-equipped Bundeswehr". The costs that, in their opinion, could be saved by ending foreign assignments are better off for job creation and education.
The call for elections for the 2009 European elections and subsequent statements on European elections , however, no longer makes demands on immigration policy and focuses on social policy (financing through taxes, reducing burdens) and direct democracy.
Participation in elections
- In the 2004 European elections , it received 135,015 votes nationwide, which corresponded to a share of 0.5 percent, and thus benefited from party funding from the German Bundestag.
- In the local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2004 , she ran under the acronym Germany in the Rhein-Sieg district and achieved a seat in the district council with 1.5 percent . Since she wanted to form a "technical faction community " with the NPD and a former PDS member, who were each able to gain a seat in the district assembly of the Rhein-Sieg district , she briefly received media attention.
- In the local elections in 2009 and 2014 , the party also retained one seat in the district council of the Rhein-Sieg district, in 2014 with a share of 0.98% of the vote.
- Also in 2004, with an election result of 3.16 percent, she received a seat on the council of the district town of Siegburg , which she was able to hold in 2009 and 2014 despite losses.
- Since 2009 it has had a seat on the Sankt Augustinian city council .
- In the 2005 Bundestag election she only ran in North Rhine-Westphalia and received 1,473 first and 9,643 second votes, which was 0.02 percent of the valid second votes nationwide.
- In 2006, the party came under the symbol Germany for state elections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and got 3,131 second votes, which represented a vote share of 0.4 percent.
- In the 2007 general election in Bremen , she only ran for election in the Bremerhaven area and received 0.8 percent there.
- In the state elections in Hesse in 2008 , the party entered a national referendum list and received 3,130 second votes, which corresponded to a share of 0.1 percent of the vote. On the same day, she received 5,944 second votes in the state election in Lower Saxony with her state list of referendum , which corresponded to a share of 0.2 percent of the vote.
- In the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2010 , the party received 7,787 second votes (0.1%) and 1,087 first votes.
- In the 2013 Bundestag election , the party received 1,748 (0.0%) first and 28,654 (0.1%) second votes.
- The 2014 European elections brought the party 88,535 votes, which corresponds to 0.3% of the electorate.
- In the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2017 , the party received 8,486 of the second votes, according to the preliminary official final result, which corresponds to a share of 0.10 percent.
- In the 2017 Bundestag election , the party received 6,315 first votes (0.0%) and 9,894 second votes (0.0%).
- In the European election 2019 the party received 58,541 votes to the preliminary results, which corresponds to about 0.2%.
- Andreas Jüschke: From now ... Democracy through referendum (referendum): party profile. Federal Agency for Civic Education , August 27, 2013, accessed on January 7, 2015 .
- abbreviations Elections in Germany since 1945, last updated on May 13, 2012.
- Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia : Constitutional Protection Report of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for 2006 . 2007, p. 77–79 ( online [PDF; accessed July 8, 2014]). online ( Memento of the original from October 27, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Dr. Helmut Fleck: "Referendum" call for local elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on 13.09.2020. Retrieved May 2, 2020 .
- Basic program 2007 ( Memento of June 11, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
- Statements on the municipal, state, federal and European elections. (PDF) September 28, 2015, accessed February 14, 2016 .
- Election results NRW 2012 . Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- Final result of the 2013 federal election , wahlrecht.de
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- State election in North Rhine-Westphalia on May 14, 2017. In: wahlrecht.de. May 14, 2017. Retrieved June 13, 2018 .
- European elections 2019: voting shares. Preliminary result. In: bundeswahlleiter.de. The Federal Returning Officer, accessed on June 1, 2019 .