The far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, became the second strongest party in the two eastern German states that held regional elections in September 2019. DW's Kate Brady visited the party's stronghold in Saxony on the Polish border.
The far-right AfD may have come second in regional elections in Saxony and Brandenburg, but Germany's governing parties had been fearing even worse. Now, Berlin is searching for a strategy to deal with the new reality.
The far-right Alternative for Germany continues to make gains after strong showings in two eastern state elections. What lies behind the party's success in the former East?
Voters went to the polls in Saxony and Brandenburg, two states in Germany's former east. The far-right AfD has become the second biggest party in both regions.
The Greens could score record results in Sunday's elections in the eastern states of Brandenburg and Saxony. But they'll have to contend with the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany.
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