In addition to selfie, this year the English language was enriched with the word Spitzenkandidaten, or The Leading Candidates. Those are the persons – usually the leaders – who a political party nominates in advance for the highest position for which it competes in elections.
Predictably, the European elections on May 25th gave yet another illustration of “hate speech” firmly establishing itself as a communication tool. Even citizen initiatives, like the promotion of electoral activity, fell prey to this trend.
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