The AfD’s co-leader Frauke Petry stormed out of a press conference after announcing she would not be part of the party’s parliamentary group. The bombshell comes a day after the AfD became Germany’s third largest political force.
The disenchanted Christian Democrat and the business-savvy political novice. How Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel, respectively, became the far-right nationalist candidates in Germany's election.
Frauke Petry was key in pushing the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in a far-right direction and won a direct mandate in the German election. But her future with the party remains unclear after a series of public spats.
Despite unprecedented success in September's Bundestag elections, the far-right Alternative for Germany is falling apart in the regions. Twenty-six state representatives have followed Frauke Petry in quitting the party.
Petry, ex-co-chair of the far-right AfD, plans to form a new grouping at regional and federal levels. Petry, who quit the party after its election upswing last week, also worked to distance herself from Islamophobia.
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