Germany's AfD is experiencing a surge in popularity as it takes advantage of the refugee crisis. Originally a Eurosceptic party, AfD has developed into a vociferous anti-immigration party
A committee in Saxony has unanimously recommended that AfD co-chair Frauke Petry's immunity be lifted due to suspected perjury. The nationalist lawmaker is suspected of lying under oath about campaign finance in 2014.
Frauke Petry, the face of the nationalist Alternative for Germany, has suffered a blow to her political career weeks before the Bundestag elections. Even her AfD colleagues have dropped her as prosecutors ready charges.
Support for the anti-immigration AfD has been eroding, but not in eastern Germany. The right-wing populists remain a force in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, which has fewer refugees than any other state. How can that be?
DW takes a look at the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party - the newest force in German politics. Its platform is euroskeptic and anti-refugees. What role does it play in the 2017 general election?
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