Ecumenical News International

Church remembers rigged East German elections 20 years ago

May 9, 2009

Erfurt (ENI). A regional Protestant church in former East Germany has launched a special Internet blog to mark the 20th anniversary of rigged elections in May 1989 that led to protests which helped end 40 years of communist rule. "Remembering our electoral behaviour 20 years ago hopefully will help us to value the worth of free and secret elections," states the Web site of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany (EKMD). It asks Web visitors to set down their memories and views about the local elections held on 7 May 1989.



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