Alternative for Germany

German minister hopeful shunned after "liking" right-wing party

A German prosecutor tapped for a cabinet position in an east German state is out of the running after "liking" the Facebook page of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), a fellow member of...

AfD politician born in Bosnia under investigation

Police in Freiburg have searched the flat of Dubravko Mandic, a lawyer and politician of the right-populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, as part of an investigation of this Sarajevo native...

German journalist calls Islam "totalitarian movement" in AfD debut

The newest member of Germany's nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party said Thursday that Islam was "less of a religion and more of a totalitarian movement," likening it to Nazism.

Germany's anti-migrant AfD party reaches new heights in polls

Support for Germany's new right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has surged to its highest level ever amid a voter backlash against Chancellor Angela Merkel's handling of the country's...

Right-wing populists on path to German national parliament, AfD says

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.

Merkel's party scores worst ever result in Berlin elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) suffered a fresh blow on Sunday slumping to their worst-ever result in Berlin city-state elections...

High turnout seen in Berlin elections as right-wing gains expected

Polls show the anti-foreigner Alternative for Germany (AfD) as gaining up to 15 per cent of the vote in the elections, resulting in a reshaping of the political...

German right-wing leader's car set on fire in alleged arson attack

The car of Frauke Petry, leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), was set on fire Friday night, likely in an act of arson.

Merkel's party faces further blow in Berlin state elections

Germany's refugee crisis is expected to result in another setback for Angela Merkel's conservatives in Sunday's elections in Berlin. But who will rule the country's biggest city after election day...

Merkel's party survives right-wing challenge in local German poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic party (CDU) has headed off a challenge from a right-wing populist party, winning convincingly in local elections in Lower Saxony...

Merkel ally lashes out, demands she change course on refugees

A key political ally fired a broadside at German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, saying her policies - which he blames for a humiliating weekend loss in a state election - need to be overhauled...

Merkel takes responsibility for election loss, defends refugee stance

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday took responsibility for the electoral losses of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in her home state, but defended her course in the refugee crisis, saying "the...

German Jewish leader: AfD's election success is "nightmare come true"

The rise of right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) is a "nightmare," a prominent member of the country's Jewish community said Monday, a day after the party won 20.8 per cent of the vote in the...

Merkel's party falls behind right-wing AfD in her home state

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has lost its position as second-strongest party in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD),...

Germany's nationalists offer 100 euros for proof of electoral fraud

Germany's rising nationalist party has offered a prize of 100 euros (112 dollars) to anyone who can find "verifiable evidence of voter irregularities" at Sunday's election in the former East...