Frauke Petry, one of the leading figures of Germany's right-wing populist movement, says she will not run as her party's lead candidate - ruling herself out as a contender for chancellor. The announcement comes amid rumors of party in-fighting.
For many Germans, Frauke Petry is the face of right-wing populism in the country. But she announced on Wednesday that she's not interested in being her party's nominal chancellor candidate in September's election.
Frauke Petry, chairwoman of Germany's right-wing populists, is a savvy politician. She demonstrated her cunning once again ahead of the AfD's conference in Cologne this weekend, confronting the party with a crucial test.
Delegates at a barricaded Cologne congress of Germany's right-wing populist AfD party have rejected a motion from leader Frauke Petry.
Germany's anti-immigrant AfD party has picked nationalist Alexander Gauland and economist Alice Weidel as its top candidates for Germany's federal election. Absent is high-profile co-leader Frauke Petry.
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