Party veteran: Germany’s hard-left must return to eastern roots

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Die Linke, Germany’s hard-left party with roots in the communist GDR, should refocus on its core supporters in the east of the country, party veteran Gregor Gysi has said following the party’s devastating results in the German elections. Die Linke, which was formed in 2007 with the merger of two left-wing political groupings from former east and west Germany, should recover its eastern identity, Gysi wrote in a contribution to the weekly magazine Superillu that was released on Wednesday ahead of publication. The party saw its support plunge to 4.9 per cent in Sunday’s elections from 9.2 per ce…

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