Residents of Bitterfeld discuss their city’s record support of the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD). Unemployment and social change play a role in the shift to the right, but not everyone is of the same bent.
A new study has found that the Ruhr Valley, once a pillar of integration, is witnessing a growth of intolerance. Researchers found a startling correlation between increased mistrust and the success of the far-right AfD.
The far-right AfD has been Chancellor Angela Merkel's fiercest critic and repeatedly called for her removal from office. As she kicked off her fourth term, Merkel made it clear that she is eyeing their removal as well.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
Andre Poggenburg sparked nationwide disgust after comparing Germans of Turkish origin as "camel drivers." His planned resignation follows a formal censure by his party.
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