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Populist left leader moves to launch new German party

Alliance Sahra Wagenknecht includes nine other deputies

23 October, 15:44

(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, OCT 23 - A charismatic leader of Germany's populist left wing on Monday laid the foundation for a new party, expected to poach support from the resurgent far right and further splinter the political landscape.
    Sahra Wagenknecht, a firebrand MP from far-left Die Linke party and a stalwart of opposition politics since the fall of the Berlin Wall, said she was starting a new political association named after herself. The Alliance Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW), which includes nine other deputies, would be leaving the Linke to focus on forming its own party by early next year, she told reporters. "The way things are going can't continue," Wagenknecht, 54, told a packed news conference. (ANSA-AFP).
   

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