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germany party ruffles the establishment with a brick through into the bulk of their election success triggers protests right across the country. where the. defense ministry rejects its forces targeted u.s. backed rebels in syria. around the clock across the world this is r.t. international from the team and myself you know neal hello and welcome we begin in germany where i'm going merkel is digesting what's been a bittersweet federal election for her and her party which despite coming on top soil plunge in voter support the right wing nationalist e.f.t. . the other hand has been celebrating an historic twenty four hours.
ok let's pick apart some of the figures now because chancellor merkel's christian democratic party had registered its worst result since one nine hundred forty nine winning a projected total of two hundred forty six seats almost seventy fewer than previously had know the social democrats are s p d meanwhile they're on course for one hundred fifty three seats while ninety four will be taken by the newly elected alternative for germany party it's the first time it's entered the national parliament. needs to team up with all the parties to create a viable government in the bun dislike one possible option would be the coalition that would mean an alliance with the pro business free democratic party and also
the greens. coalition partner martin schultz has said his s.p.d. party will go into opposition showed thier not an option for this peter all over new harvey are in berlin studio and they talked earlier on the shift in politics this election. it's been clear the germany. chancellor however is a bit of both really when you put it like that there's certainly been people who change their vote to previously would have voted for. change there's also those that would have wanted more from the party to challenge those decisions made by the chump change as well and they've they've lost around a million votes many of those going to be the alternative to many policy. she was asked about. the future because she's going to be chancellor we still don't know what kind of government is going to be chancellor at the moment though. altered. for germany would they have any influence in making migration policy she
had this to say very very to the point. you know i don't believe that i believe that the partition can go into a coalition will find solutions search for them there are some differences of opinion between the union and the greens the c.d.c. is you and the f.t.p. and in part also the s.p.d. and of course we will find that then and the coalition agreements depending on how the end that will be reflected in there. will not have an impact on the stock coalitions because it's a reality in politics isn't it do you have to be friends with people you don't like don't even agree with what you get completely without struggle of at times politically but it's a necessity well when you talk about that you almost simplify something that's so complicated this time around because it's not just anglo merkel doing a deal with one of the party she may well end up having to do
a deal with essentially three parties the christian democratic union that angle america represents has its sister party the christian social union so they're already in a coalition of sorts and there are differences between the two of them but they're talking about going into what's called a coalition if the only option it's on the table at the moment if i'm going to work was to lead a majority government now that you make a coalition it's called so because of the party colors that are involved in it it makes it because of the jamaican flag but it includes the free democrats and the greens now those two disagree on many issues so they may well say yes we're all fighting to get into power into joy and then with this in we'll take our seats in the bundesliga will be only government when it comes to major issues particular trait the greens on going to get on side with trade major trade deals that angela merkel wants to put in place when it comes to greece the free democrats aren't going to agree to any kind of of the bailout so that is where the for. the
navy galing the the ins and out of the real nitty gritty of talks is going on at the moment to try and find a solution to that we heard from christie and linda just a few moments ago who is the leader of the free democrats no he hasn't ruled out that his party may be the opposition but he has said that these two make a coalition talks have to go on so the talks are under way i would expect it's going to be more a case of weeks as opposed to days that we're going to see before this and it may even run into months yet the necessity isn't it to sort of kind of get on with people you don't necessarily like for a lot of people the understand if they just think about perhaps christmas with the indoors but but someone that nobody wants to do business with the political level it seems party wise is alternative for germany party what is it about them which made them almost a political pariah well there were two parties and the local said she would not go into coalition with one with the left party the other one was alternative for germany now they've had big news as well on monday just hours after they entered
the bundestag for the first time great results for them there on thirteen percent there chairperson petry announced that she wouldn't be taking a seat in the bundestag. we want to create real policy and that's a long consideration i decided not to be a member of the parliamentary group in the bundestag i would like to ask you for your understanding i will not answer any questions on this. issue as to how he can do.
the. so cool they tied. down to use. some european leaders held. for germany's success dutch far right leader voters post their photo of himself with the chief for the election campaign from a page three who as we just saw is decided to leave the party just some hours ago saying that they will fight together for their countries the vote was also called a symbol of european awakening by french national front leader. lots of reaction
this of course within germany itself in berlin some are horrified that a nationalist party has entered parliament. that the fifty enters the bundestag with approximately thirteen percent is a catastrophe for us i hope we won't have a big coalition but rather that the c.s.u. the f.d.p. and the greens will come together reasonably and that the s.p.d. will come up with good arguments to the f.d.a. as opposition so that we weren't let them become stronger here in germany. it was clear that he would get into the going to start what is the realisation that such a radical force is in parliament and it's terrifying to know that these people most into longside other politicians we were completely horrified that the f.d.a. up to such a had percentage i think it's actually the germinal has gone down this path. you know the dismay of some with alternative for germany in the capital berlin was also evident around the country. thank you thank you i was i
i thought i. was. one of the biggest anti fascist rallies gathered outside e.f.t.'s headquarters with protesters shouting up the party's leaders on as they celebrated the election results the f.t. spokesperson say as the protests were so bile and they could not leave the building . we couldn't leave the party headquarters in fear for a lawyer my partner and her daughter were violently attacked by these demonstrators those who say that we are nazis that is horrific this is what these naive people believe a time we are furious about this we're a party that stands completely by the rule of law and freedom and we want to protect political discourse only boycott was following the f.t. success story all the night from headquarters and also the protests off towards was yeah we were
was was these rights story very much was i was being mine was that it would mean elsewhere as well yeah you know what happened with immigration policy in particular i get much of the season for less and i three million refugees that wasn't on the scene they haven't got about being provocative or international was. was was was was was was. was was. was was was . i.
was it was. this was easy that's just going to send a signal with a chain of these protests does that sound out tonight i was reading i can show you some of the fact that they still have some pretty varied ones actually they have been calling the people upset not only. one thing that springs to mind when you see these very angry people is that it may be quite frightening experience for anything in that state now national competition from the f.t. that i'm up to see you just have to do that and he does it for nothing you say i
disagree yes forgotten it it is democracy and there's always a lot of that was needed was a momentous night that is to be just a season of all we still keep chasing this migration of the spawning mysie here against the sea this is the little that is to see you know you can call those places have only had one on syria to be able to send you to see what we are going to do to read the road between you but then you just will accept that there was that finger you want to be on that they believe it is one of the seat thinks that immigration was lowndes no less which said that first they ignore you then they laugh at you then they might see you and that way where earlier we heard from senior german diplomat frank who was part of the negotiations for germany's reunifications this is his take. we have the situation that we have since
two thousand and five. all together. twelve years of a grand coalition that is bad for democracy it kills parliamentarian it doesn't allow an opposition party to degenerate and i think we're just going to be fed up and we're looking for different alternatives the big parties made the mistake of demonizing it. and they gave the status that they had not deserved so many to vote. to vote because they had thought that the only way to voice their protest. they didn't really address the problems of the nation let me talk for a moment of all the fallen if we have a number of crisis in this world at present we have a wave of possible immigrants. from africa wanting to come
to europe and we don't know how to stop them we have the crisis was russia we have a european crisis now you would think that politicians would jump in. if you look at the deal with the between mrs merkel and mr schultz foreign political issue was when not addressed once we have poll lives of german. staking that eighty one percent of the german population feels in. a volatile relationship between russia. and germany and they wish some sort of an improvement of these relations which are quintessential. for the security of europe if you ignore such anxieties that exist in the population. you make a mistake and you're right it's right for you be complacent. i want
a lawyer i can judge it because i don't have the evidence but as long as i don't have the evidence i keep quiet and i think this is not an issue which we should take seriously and definitely your audiences should not be awarded more. yes we have been speaking about forming a coalition with the remaining parties it's going to be a tough job for angela merkel i need not the only challenge ahead for the fourth term chancellor has done the hawkins. to many i'm going to merkel is the embodiment of stability in the face of crisis mixing diplomacy with a firm hand and sound decision making well as for that skill this term has been marred by a series of setbacks firstly she decided to open the doors to asylum seekers at the height of the refugee crisis almost a million flooded into germany in twenty fifteen alone while some more welcoming
others started to worry the country just wouldn't be able to cope. a year off to mark a lot to open door policy germany saw a rise in modern crimes one of the most shocking hundreds of women alleging they were sexually assaulted in cologne new year's celebrations by men of north africa an hour of appearance. the events in cologne took their toll on merkel's popularity. the chancellor's controversial refugee policy is also blamed at least partly for something much more sinister and dangerous a rise in is the most terrorism. poorly
vetted or later radicalized migrants cross the border germany saw multiple terror attacks take place markel faced her biggest leadership crisis. for the first. or. burgers and for america or. the labor market is going to hold with the going to be one of the all. finally the g twenty summit presented in. national p.r. opportunity for chancellor merkel but while she advertised hamburgers a gateway to the world protest groups had other ideas welcome to hell and the authorities failed to prevent the chaos.
the city descended into riots torched cars and pitched street battles with the police much of the media held her accountable for the chaos and even choosing that venue to start with she may still be queen of the polls but merkel may need a fourth term just the right some of the mess she created in the third new hawk into next hour we're back live to germany as kevin no one and guess pick apart what's been an eventful twenty seven federal election and more world news with me in less than two minutes stay with r.t. .
you're back with r.t. russia is the fence ministry has the smith's claims it's earth force has targeted us the bank rebels in syria is der is a work province with the details joins me live in this studio you just tell us about these accusations then and indeed where they're coming for all well it's really important to know right now how complicated the situation is in syria right . now in eastern syria we have russia and the u.s. backing separate forces against i still all of whom are right now advancing on deira zor which many consider to be the last foothold of eisel in the country now russia is of course assisting the syrian arab army and they were invited by the government into the country and then we have washington who was not invited into the country backing the so-called moderate opposition the syrian democratic forces or s.d.f.
now early on monday reuters published an article claiming that russian air russian air strikes hit those u.s. backed rubble rebels in the darrow's or province the s.d.f. allege that one of its fighters were killed and two were injured and what they called a treacherous attack they also said that they will not stand by idly and are ready to hit back as a part of their right to self-defense. terms of russia's response to the accusation jacki what's being said there well russia of course has out now denied these accusations and they said that all of their strikes took place on locations that were confirmed to be terrorist locations as part of the syrian army's operation to destroy isis last foothold and bears or the russian air force has been carrying out high precision strikes against terrorist infrastructure the strikes are based on verified intelligence are drones operating and there's or haven't spotted any fighting between militants and eisel. now russia has also been modern
monitoring the area around bures or around the clock and they say that they haven't registered any fighting between the s.d.f. and i saw a very suspicious absence and the russian defense ministry has also published a number of stata light images showing us special forces and their allies camped out in former eisel strongholds here we see that on september the seventh eisel was in these dark gray areas had taken over but just days later here we have the twelfth of september we seeing see things like armored hummers and construction equipment all of which belongs to the u.s. led coalition and the problem is there was no fighting no visible signs of fighting in the area to suggest that in a fight had taken place in order for the u.s. led coalition forces to take over those areas and there's also a worrying lack of patrols being conducted in the area in the event that i sold
militants would come back in an effort to take back those locations so it's kind of looking like there may have been some sort of handover instead of a fight to take those positions the russian defense ministry has demanded an explanation for these anomalies but so far has only been met with silence and in the same vein we have the russian the deputy foreign minister calling for the u.s. to prove their commitment to fighting terrorism in syria with deeds and not words as moscow has ok with the details thank you very much well let's get further into this because david coburn is the member of the european parliament in the u.k. independence party and he has been joining us no i do believe what do you think of the. david just before we get in perhaps to the particulars of the. resort is there anything in the accusations do you think. well i'm not there so i can't tell you
but what i can say is this that you know people do you know there is collateral damage people do get killed by accident and the and it's not you know war is not is exacts an exact science you know they're all busy try to hit the terrorists but obviously you may get some other people by mistake i also the terrorists have been hiding among the general population which makes life very difficult but we can't continue to our bombs going off in london and the other parts of the united kingdom and other parts of the world. to stop we have to these people i'm sorry and there is collateral damage i'm afraid that happens one of the aspects to this david is looking peculiar i suppose for want of a better word do you think that lead to strange that the syrian democratic forces have been able to advance so rapidly towards there is or a partly not meeting any resistance from myself. well.
they may have been doing a good job of eliminating them. obviously when i was. there is no sign of fighting in that area between the two forces. well they may have retreated to some other location they've done that before the you know you can only advance on the information you've got and perhaps they're retreating faster than the you know the syrians can advance who knows but let's put it this way we have to tackle these people we can't just ignore this you know people's lives are in danger in london paris new york everywhere else we have to deal with these people and the russians at least are getting on with it and doing something whereas i'm afraid our army and. the americans and we know it is. dealing with these matters but i think we've got a serious problem here we have to deal with it we can't just let the bombs go off in our major cities just on the point you're saying russia's deputy foreign
minister says that the u.s. must show its commitment to the fight against terror what do you think he has in mind when he sees that. well i think he wants. to be pursued he wants the americans to get involved not just to sit back we have to be proactive i think in dealing with these people otherwise as i said before we end up with bombs going off in major cities around the world this has got to be stopped and the only way to do that is to go after these people always you do not want collateral damage you don't want innocent people killed because obviously that fuels more problems in the future but again as i say u.k. gwar is not an exact science if it was ever to be trying to avoid americans and i'm sure the russians as well i'm not going out of their way to kill civilians ok thank you very much fear. thoughts this hour david. m.e.p.
david coburn speaking to us thank you very much. but russia's foreign minister sees america is hypocritical policy in syria resulted in the death of a russian commander in during the war lieutenant general larry a sample was killed on sunday and i still shelling he was out a command post assisting syrian government forces in there are perceived to liberate their resort from the extremists he has posthumously been awarded a state on earth. well that is where we leave all the news for now we're back at the top of the hour from berlin and continue our live coverage of the aftermath of the berlin german federal elections stay with us.