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Czech Republic: Hill-Top Town and Time I

czech republic: In Sunday's election, voters in the town of 40,000 turned strongly to Alternative for Germany, known as AfD, ousting Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party from a seat it had held for more than 25 years, according to Toronto Star. I've voted for the CDU for the last forty years, and this was the first time I voted for a different party, said Jens Hamburger, a 72-year-old retiree. The hill-top town of Bautzen, in Saxony near Germany's borders with the Czech Republic and Poland, has been a visible example of such disillusionment, with clashes breaking out in the streets last year between residents and asylum-seekers. It wasn't easy for me, but this woman should have gotten an even bigger knock over her head, he added, angrily poking his cane into the air as he talked about Merkel. Article Continued Below She'd practiced the politics of indifference toward us, Hamburger said. He said many eastern Germans felt that Merkel, who grew up in the former East Germany, had betrayed them by not doing more to improve living conditions in the east. ( As reported in the news.