This month, we have a short but full to the brim episode for you! With local elections taking place in certain states and the general election coming up next year, we take a look at the status of non-citizens living in Germany and their voting rights. Later in the show, Olcan takes us into the wilderness in this months Destination Germany.
The question of voting rights for non-citizens is an important one. 18% of people over the age of 18 in the capital state of Berlin are not allowed to vote in the upcoming local elections. Could this be a reflection of the rightwing populist party, Alternative für Deutschland, gaining support in the local election in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?
While the majority of our listeners who responded to our Twitter poll agreed that full voting rights should be reserved to German citizens only, Daniel decided to speak to two representatives from voting rights organisations in Berlin to see what advocates for extending voting rights have to say on the issue.
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