The Basic Income Alliance (German: Bündnis Grundeinkommen, abbreviated BGE) is a German single-issue political party that advocates for an unconditional basic income.[1] It was founded in September 2016 in Munich.[2] The Basic Income Alliance gained 97,539 votes at the German federal election 2017 and reached 0.2%.

Basic Income Alliance
Bündnis Grundeinkommen
LeaderMartin Sonnabend
Founded25 September 2016 (2016-09-25)
HeadquartersDriesener Straße 10
10439 Berlin, Germany
IdeologyUniversal basic income

Overview edit

The Basic Income Alliance sees an unconditional basic income as a central possibility to counteract what it sees as a widening income gap. Technical progress, the automation of production processes, the resulting unemployment and low-paid gainful employment (working poverty) lead to a division in society that must be overcome in order to maintain social peace.

Election results edit

Election Chamber Votes Vote % Seats
2017 Saarland state election State Landtag 286   0.1% 0
2017 North Rhine-Westphalia state election State Landtag 5,260   0.1% 0
2017 German federal election Bundestag 97,539[3]   0.2% 0
2017 Lower Saxony state election State Landtag 5,125   0.1% 0
2019 European Parliament election European Parliament 40,834[4]   0.1% 0
2019 Bremen state election Bürgerschaft of Bremen 5,939[5]   0.4% 0
2019 Thuringia state election Landtag of Thuringia 2,700   0.2% 0

Other "basic income parties" edit

There are a number of other political parties in other countries that are formed solely around a universal basic income proposal. These include:

  • Basinkomstpartiet, Sweden
  • The Basic Income Party, Korea (Korean: 기본소득당; Hanja: 基本所得黨)
  • The Base (Dutch: De Basis)

Other political parties also include universal basic income among their policies but do not exclusively focus on it.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Siedenberg, Sven (25 May 2017). "Susanne Wiest: Die Parteivorsitzende". Die Zeit. Hamburg.
  2. ^ Heinrich, Ronald (8 October 2016). "Bündnis Grundeinkommen warnt: Wir befinden uns in einer parlamentarischen Krise". Archived from the original on 18 January 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Bundestag election 2017, Result table, Final result". Federal Returning Officer. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ "European Parliament election 2019, Result table, Provisional result". Federal Returning Officer. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Bürgerschaftswahl Land Bremen, Result table, Provisional result" (in German). State Returning Officer. Retrieved 1 June 2019.

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