Alternative for Germany

Far-right political party in Germany

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Alternative for Germany is a right-wing to far-right political party in Germany. Founded in April 2013, the AfD narrowly missed the 5% electoral threshold to sit in the Bundestag during the 2013 federal election. In 2014 the party won seven seats in the European election as a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists. After securing representation in 14 of the 16 German state parliaments by October 2017, the AfD became the third-largest party in Germany after the 2017 federal election, claiming 94 seats in the Bundestag, a major breakthrough for the party as it was the first time the AfD had won any seats in the Bundestag. The party is chaired by Jรถrg Meuthen; its lead candidates in the 2017 elections were AfD Co-Vice Chairman Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel who now serves as the party group leader in the Bundestag. Since 2017, AfD is the largest opposition party in the Bundestag.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday ruled out any form of cooperation with Alternative for Germany (AfD), saying the far-right party's..
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German conservatives harshly criticized the Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Wednesday, saying the far-right party bears some responsibility for the death of..
6 days ago • WorldNews
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party must share blame for the killing of pro-immigration conservative politician Walter Luebcke, shot two weeks ago..
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Chancellor Angela Merkelโ€™s conservatives on Sunday won a run-off vote for mayor in a small town in the east of the country, beating the far-right,..
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The vote in Gรถrlitz was viewed as a test for the anti-immigration party ahead of regional elections.
1 week ago • BBC News

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