"Anger and resistance into the council" – this slogan of the German
affiliate of the CWI in the local election campaign in the East German
town of Rostock will become a reality in the first council meeting after
the elections on June 13th as Socialist Alternative (CWI Germany) won
Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist was re-elected with the highest
poll in the St Michael’s ward with 1,586 votes, and Socialist Party
councillor Karen Mackay came second with 1,449 votes – also being
As counting proceeds, the Socialist Party in Ireland, a leading force in
the anti-Bin Tax campaign last year, has already won four councillors in
the local elections, doubling its representation in the process.
The 13th of June will not only see European elections but also council
elections in some parts of Germany. Socialist Alternative (SAV, German
affiliate to the CWI) is standing in Stuttgart and in the East German
city of Rostock.