Brandenburg Government Under Fire Stasi Spy Revelations Rock German State

For years, centrist politicians in Germany shunned the far-left Left Party for its rumored connections to East Germany's communist past. Now, just months after the SPD began rethinking that position, numerous Left Party parliamentarians in Brandenburg have been exposed as former Stasi informants.
Left Party floor leader Kerstin Kaiser has been forced to answer some uncomfortable questions following revelations that a number of her fellow party members were once informers for the East German secret police, the Stasi.

Left Party floor leader Kerstin Kaiser has been forced to answer some uncomfortable questions following revelations that a number of her fellow party members were once informers for the East German secret police, the Stasi.

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cgh -- with wire reports