How vulnerable is NZ to extreme right populism?
Nationalist parties hold more than 10 percent of the vote in 14 countries in Europe. The German state of Thuringia is currently embroiled in a political crisis after the centre-right Christian Democrats broke a long-held understanding to join forces with the right-wing Alternative for Germany Party.
Speaking on Radio New Zealand's podcast, The Detail, Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, Oliver Hartwich says there is a chance that we could see a rise in populist parties here in New Zealand.
He says, "In some ways I think we have to look at countries like Germany, like Trump's America, and ask ourselves - could that happen here, and what can we do to counter that?"
Listen to the full interview below.