The right-wing populist AfD is expected to do well in upcoming elections in eastern Germany. According to recent polls, the party could get over 20 percent of the vote in the states of Brandenburg and Saxony.
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?
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.
Elections on Sunday in Saxony and neighboring Brandenburg, two states in the former East Germany, have the entire country holding its breath. The far-right AfD is poised to do well, and the results could be historic.
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.
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