Marc Jongen

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Marc Jongen
2015-01-17 3775 Marc Jongen (Landesparteitag AfD Baden-Württemberg).jpg
Series: 6th party convention of the AfD Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe-Neureuth on January 17th and 18th, 2015. Image: Marc Jongen
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
24 October 2017
Personal details
Born(1968-05-23)23 May 1968
NationalityGerman
Political partyAfD

Marc Stephan Jongen (born May 23, 1968 in Merano, Italy) is a German politician (AfD). From 2003 to 2017 he was a research assistant for philosophy at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe.

Jongen is regarded as a "party philosopher" of the right-wing AfD, having been called "chief ideologue" or "thought leader".[1] He was the chairman of AfD Baden-Württemberg from March 2017 to February 2019 and has been its Deputy State leader ever since. In the 2017 federal election he got elected to the Bundestag.

Ideology[edit]

Stuttgarter Zeitung noted that Jongen has failed to adequately distance himself from the far-right Flügel faction of the party, lead by Björn Höcke. Jongen also said that there are "differences in mentality between East and West Germany".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Stuttgart. "Marc Jongen: Der Vordenker der AfD". stuttgarter-nachrichten.de.
  2. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Stuttgart. "Philosophen debattieren die Flüchtlingsfrage: Wohin zeigt der moralische Kompass?". stuttgarter-nachrichten.de.