The fact that AfD gained widespread support in Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel's home state is quite symbolic, the politician argued.
According to Wimmer, in this way people expressed their disagreement with the policy of the current government and showed that the leading parties are now no longer able to control the discontent among the public, "because they themselves have caused this dissatisfaction."
"Federal Chancellor bears responsibility for such results. She, however, did not learn her lesson," the politician stated.
"People have noticed that they are not being asked any more, that they are just the objects. And if all this comes together with political mistakes, then one should not be surprised about the election results," Wimmer explained.
According to German magazine Focus, the rapid decline in the Chancellor's popularity was caused by a recent string of terrorist attacks that rocked Germany in July and were blamed on refugees. Merkel's open-door policy toward migrants has been long criticized among the German population and raised serious security concerns with regard to possible terrorist attacks in the country.