“For spiritual politics.”
Founded in January 2001, Die Violetten consider themselves closest to the Greens – not only because both parties are named after a colour. Led by Irene Garcia and Markus Benz, their 800 registered members promote a “spiritual lifestyle”.
Results last elections: 0.1 percent
Historical high: in Bavaria in 2008 and North-Rhine-Westphalia in 2010
Candidates: One listed in Bavaria; two direct candidates in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria; one in Berlin
Why vote for your party? Because we consider the welfare of humankind and the welfare of the earth our absolute priority.
Your best slogan? “For spiritual politics.”
Your most innovative idea? Researching the utilisation of zero-point energy.
Make a constitutional change… I would not change the constitution but rather make sure it is followed.
Immigration? Germany should generally accept all immigrants, especially those requesting asylum.
The euro? The euro has failed to adjust the economic imbalance within Europe. Besides, it is abused to avoid democratic processes in the individual countries. Therefore, it should be replaced by respective national currencies.
The NSA scandal? Terrorism does not justify mass surveillance of citizens.s. It is an illegal intrusion in an individual’s privacy.
Berlin… should become a “fair trade city”! Water and energy supply should be regulated by public authorities, the construction of the A100 highway must be stopped, an increase in public gardens to grow fruit and vegetables in public spaces, keeping rents affordable in the city centre, and support of all cultures or subcultures (as long as they are not offensive to anyone).
Veganism? We’re educating people about the advantages of a vegan diet for one’s health as well as for ecology and worldwide food equity.
Answers by Jutta Zedlitz, regional leader Berlin