In the lead up to the first all-German Bundestag elections on December 2, 1990, the extreme right-wing party “The Republicans” [“Die Republikaner”] tried to win votes by running a polemical campaign directed against immigration and asylum. This election poster suggests that all asylum seekers are guilty of asylum fraud and depicts Germany as a boat overflowing with foreigners. It reads, "The boat is full. Let's put a stop to asylum fraud." Despite their populist efforts, the Republicans only garnered 2.1% of the vote nationwide.

Election Campaign Poster for “The Republicans” [“Die Republikaner”] (1990)


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