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The ultra-right threatens democracy, affirms German minister

Berlin, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Right-wing extremism is one of the main threats to democracy and freedom, assured today the German Minister of Economy, Robert Habeck.

His statement follows recent attacks against politicians and election workers in the country.

Populists, radicals and right-wing extremists want to challenge, perhaps destroy, the core of the community that our country has become over the past 70 years, the politician from the Greens party said on the sidelines of the OMR digital trade and marketing fair in Hamburg.

Habeck considered democracy is therefore under greater pressure than it has been for decades and said that right-wing populism is isolating problems and debates in such a way that a sensible dialogue aimed at reaching an agreement is impossible.

According to Habeck the violence of language was followed by violence in the streets, so we should not rely on exaggerated and isolated statements on social networks just to get more applause, attention and followers.

Instead, he added, we must tell more success stories.

“This will show that there is something stronger than marginalization, hatred and belittling others.”