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German Green Objects to Nader

From consortiumnews.com
1 November 2000

A founder of the Green Party in southern Germany is warning Americans about the danger of applying the Green political experience in Germany to the United States.

Martin Kilian, a founder of the Green Party in Konstanz, Germany, notes the German parliamentary system allows parties with 5 percent or more of the vote to get seats in parliament. The German Greens have even joined the current coalition government of the Social Democrats.

But America's winner-take-all system has made Ralph Nader's Green candidacy -- and its potential contribution to the election of Republican George W. Bush -- an "alarming" threat to the principles of Greens in Europe and the United States, Kilian said.

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