The anti-immigration AfD party clocked up double-digit results in three German regional elections with a campaign against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy. DW correspondent Simon Young spoke to AfD leader Frauke Petry on election night.
DW looks at the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party - the country's newest force in politics. Set to enter parliament, the AfD's main appeal is its opposition to Angela Merkel's open-door policy toward migrants.
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.
Saxony's state parliament has lifted Frauke Petry's immunity. This clears the way for prosecutors to pursue charges against the AfD co-chair over allegations of lying under oath about campaign financing.
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.
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