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.
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has voted to allow Frauke Petry to run in the September election, despite internal strife. After building up the AfD, she has become a divisive figure in the nationalist party.
The co-spokesman for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) says that the party may take public broadcasters to the courts to get more air time. It's the latest salvo in the AfD's war of words against the mainstream media.
Prosecutors in the eastern German city of Dresden has asked to have nationalist lawmaker Frauke Petry's parliamentary immunity lifted. The office is reportedly looking to charge the AfD co-chair with perjury.
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.
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