The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is now the biggest party in the eastern state of Saxony. Some supporters describe its capital Dresden as the center of resistance to Angela Merkel. Why has the party’s message resonated so well here?
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office and the next task of building a coalition is already proving interesting. Here's a look at Germany's political parties: who they are and what they want.
Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but official results have shown she'll have a "tough road" for coalition talks. While the CDU remains the largest party, the far-right AfD will be the third biggest political force.
The eastern outskirts of the German capital have remained bastions of support for the left ever since the collapse of the GDR. But in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, the far-right AfD made staggering gains.
Two breakaway members of Germany's right-wing AfD party seem set on forming a separate faction in the Bundestag parliament and even a new party. But a freshly elected AfD leader says the move is "doomed to failure."
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