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Leif-Erik Holm (C), main candidate of the 'Alternative for Germany', or AfD party, for the state parliament election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and the two deputy federal chairmen Alexander Gauland (2-L) and Beatrix von Storch (R) celebrate after the announcement of the first projection of the state parliament election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in Schwerin, Germany, 04 September 2016.
Photograph: EPA/DANIEL BOCKWOLDT

Germany's new right-wing populist Alternative for Germany sees the Berlin city election result as signalling the party is on the way to entering the national parliament.

"We have achieved a great result," says AfD deputy leader Beatrix von Storch.

"The AfD has arrived in the [German] capital and is also on a direct path to the Bundestag," says von Storch.

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