The results from the regional elections in Germany have excellent for the patriotic cause. The AfD is in two figures everywhere and is even in second place in Saxony-Anhalt. The nature of the German political system means that almost all governments are coalitions, whether at the federal or regional level. Because the AfD's share is so large, it makes it awkward for the establishment parties to avoid dealing with it entirely by putting together coalitions that exclude it. Nonetheless, they will probably try and do this, setting up the "cordon sanitaire" as they call it in France, shutting out the
far right patriots. Even this is good in its way, though, because it will define the AfD even more clearly as the repository for dissent to those unhappy with the Establishment's pro-refugee consensus.