We have examined this year's results of the Student Parliament election and took a few reasons:
- We were able to increase our share from 12,50% to 14,05%. Moreover, for the first time in history we have a representative in the senate of the University of Marburg. There are 17 senators of which three are students. We will give left policies a voice even though the power share is favoring to a huge degree the group of the professors.
- The general hype of the green party affects the elections on the universities as well, even though they are not able to fill all the seats they acquired. Additionally, with the loss of the Mensaristischen Einheitspartei (MEP) many voters needed to vote differently. Unfortunately the dedication for climate protection seems to be rather scarce as can be seen in the support for the Fridays for Future - Marburg. This election could a good reason to change that.
- The liberal university group (LHG; FDP-Hochschulgruppe) was able to mobilize many conservative voters with their populist campaign, attacking different student bodies. On the other hand this might have happened at the cost of the RCDS.
- Latter failed to gain support with its antifeminist rhetoric.
- The Jusos find themselves in a steady downtrend. This however is not surprising considering the situation of the SPD.
In conclusion we hope that the results, which strengthen the current AStA coalition of CampusGrün Marburg - Grüne Hochschulgruppe, Fachschaftspower Uni Marburg, Juso-Hochschulgruppe Marburg and SDS.dielinke (from 26 to 32 seats), will help us to campaign for emancipating politics and a solidary and open-minded University Marburg.
Stunned by the election?
Angry about right-wing populists in german parliament?
Pissed off with right-wing hate speech?
We won’t accept these conditions any longer.
Stand up for your rights, power to the people!
Demo: Thursday, 05/10/17 at 5pm at the main station, Marburg
The AfD getting into parliament reveals another low of the society-wide, reactionary, völkisch development that has been happening for years.
Basic rights – as the right of assembly – are being more and more clearly restrained, e.g. at recent protests, and those who choose to protest have to expect repressions.
Once again, discriminatory opinions are officially allowed to exist in the daily life in Germany. Especially the way the NSU complex was dealt with as well as the attacks on refugees, the uncountable number of people who died at European borders and the cutting back on refugees’ rights displays the racism and anti-muslim racism prevalent in Germany.
Moreover, debates about pregnancy terminations and sexualized violence highlight the severity of anti-feminist demands. Lesbians, gays and trans people also have to fear a backlash of traditional ideas of marriage, gender and families, which could lead to the withdrawal of the still incomplete rights they fought for, e.g. in regard to marriage, adoption and ID cards. The demand to end forced operations on intersex people recedes even more into the distance.
For a long time you have been asking yourself what you are paying so much money for every term? Not long ago the summer term started but soon it comes the time where you have to pay the fees again. For now we want to explain briefly what the fees each term consist of:
In the Summerterm 2015 they were:
80,50 € – Fees for the students' service
8,70 € – Fees for the student body
163,76 € – Semester ticket
50 € – Administrative contribution
302,96 € – total amount