The Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is a German euroskeptic and right-wing party, which was founded in 2013.
The AfD has been accused of appealing to right-wing extremist voters on issues such as immigration. Following the influx of refugees in 2015 the party has seen a marked success in regional and European elections. This is a collection of DW's content on the AfD party.
The leader of Germany's governing Christian Democrats Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced on Monday that she will not run to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel, scrapping plans for a smooth handover of power. The news came amid political turmoil involving the CDU and the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Keith Walker discusses the latest with DW's political correspondent Thomas Sparrow.
The CDU's flirtation with the far-right populist AfD party in the state of Thuringia has plunged the centre-right party into a deep identity crisis and triggered the resignation of its leader. Nothing less than its future course is at stake. Guests: Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico), Derek Scally (Irish Times), Vendeline von Bredow (Economist)