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?
Anti-Turkish remarks by a far-right German politician have resulted a warning from his party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD). Andre Poggenburg also faces at least one potential hate speech prosecution.
Turks living in Germany have criticized insults made by a right-wing AfD politician in which he called them "camel drivers" and "fatherland-less riffraff." The Turkish community has threatened legal action.
AfD lawmaker Jens Maier has been warned by his party over a racist tweet about the son of tennis legend Boris Becker. But Maier, who called Noah Becker a "half-negro," can remain in the party.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming cabinet picks will signal whether the CDU remains in the political center. She faces calls from senior party members to move right in an effort to regain voters the party lost in 2017.
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