The far-right AfD (Alternative for Germany) has emerged as Germany’s third largest political force after winning almost 13 percent of the vote. The party has vowed to initiate a parliamentary investigation into Merkel’s refugee policy.
Alice Weidel, leader of the far-right AfD, has claimed that Germany's official churches have become too politicized. Church leaders have said that being a Christian and an AfD member are incompatible.
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.
She’s young, she’s unflappable and she’s perhaps the savviest AfD politician when it comes to the media. DW looks at how the right-wing party’s co-candidate, Alice Weidel, has flummoxed Germany.
Alternative for Germany's ethno-nationalists scored major victories with the election of Alexander Gauland and Jörg Meuthen as co-chairs. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher reports from Hanover.
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