Grassroots Democratic Party of Germany

The Grassroots Democratic Party of Germany (German: Basisdemokratische Partei Deutschland, abbreviated German: dieBasis) is a political party in Germany. The declared aim of the party is to strengthen grassroots democracy in society and politics, as they consider that many areas of life are dominated by economic interests, profits, and fights for political power.[2] Political scientists and media reports however generally identify the party as primarily a front for the "Querdenker" movement of lockdown opponents and anti-vaccination campaigners.[3]

Grassroots Democratic Party of Germany
Basisdemokratische Partei Deutschland
Leader
  • Reiner Fuellmich[1]
  • Viviane Fischer[1]
Founded4 July 2020 (2 years ago) (2020-07-04)
HeadquartersBerlin
IdeologyGrassroots democracy
Anti-lockdown
Anti-vaccination
Website
https://diebasis-partei.de

The party cannot be easily placed on the political spectrum but according to an investigation by RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland, its membership combines believers in alternative medicine and esotericism with far right conspiracy theorists such as Reichsbürger.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Bundesvorstand". diebasis-partei.de. 16 January 2022. Retrieved 5 June 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Kleinparteien: Die Kleinen wollen groß rauskommen.". Zeit. 25 September 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Schrader, Hannes (4 May 2021). "Das steckt hinter der "Querdenker"-Partei, der Volker Bruch beitreten will". Spiegel Online (in German). Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  4. ^ Sternberg, Jan; Huesmann, Felix (19 March 2021). "Die neue Parteienliebe der Querdenker-Szene". RND. Retrieved 28 September 2021.