• East German communist aims to win over west DORTMUND, Germany, Sept 1998 – Of all the candidates campaigning in this month’s German general election, few can have a more daunting task than Sahra Wagenknecht in Dortmund. The 29-year-old communist from eastern Germany is trying to capture a constituency in the industrial west, the Ruhr Valley heartland of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD). She […] 5 min read