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PETO – The young alternative
PETO – Die junge Alternative
Leader Laura Töpfer[1]
Deputy Leader Vanessa Serve [2]
Founded 1998 (1998)
Headquarters Monheim am Rhein
Membership  (2013) Approx 400 [3]

PETO – Die junge Alternative (Shorter name: PETO, lat.: „I postulate“) is one of the first youth parties in Germany. Established in 1999, the political party is based in Monheim am Rhein in North-Rhine-Westphalia.

2014 Town Council and Mayoral Elections - Monheim am Rhein[edit]

PETO made overwhelming gains in the Town Council and Mayoral elections in 2014. Daniel Zimmermann (the incumbent mayor of Monheim) won with 94,64% of the vote, against Manfred Poell (Bundnis 90/Grüne - 5,36%).[4] In the Town Council elections, PETO received 65,64% of the vote, compared with 17,80% for Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU).[5]

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