Alternative for Germany

Report: AfD leader Petry considering leaving politics

Frauke Petry, the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is considering giving up politics, German newspaper Tagesspiegel reported Thursday.

Fewer migrants and a burqa ban: Germany's AfD releases manifesto

The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) released a draft election manifesto on Thursday, with calls for "negative immigration" and a public ban on headscarves.

Pollster: Trump presidency is causing Germany's AfD to lose support

A prominent German pollster said Wednesday that the "chaotic" leadership of US President Donald Trump has caused an electoral decline for Germany's right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

German far-right party leader to fight election with baby by her side

Frauke Petry, the pregnant leader of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, plans to take her baby on the campaign trail for this year's general election.

AfD politician prevented from attending Holocaust memorial event

A right-wing politician who sparked outrage when he condemned Berlin's Holocaust memorial and told Germans to stop atoning for their past has been prevented from attending a commemorative event at a former concentration camp.

Germany's AfD retain member despite controversial Holocaust comments

Germany's right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Monday decided against expelling a prominent member who sparked outrage when he condemned Berlin's Holocaust memorial and told Germans to stop atoning for their past.

AfD politician's rejection of WWII guilt prompts angry backlash

A right-wing firebrand's claims that Germany is belittling and shaming itself by commemorating the Holocaust prompted an angry backlash from politicians and religious groups on Wednesday.

Asylum chaos and media lies: Right-wing AfD reacts to Berlin attack

Seizing on a suspected terrorist attack in Berlin, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has been quick to condemn the migration policies of the German government

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 his Christian Democrats (CDU) party said Saturday.

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 for insults, German media reported on Saturday.

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 refugee crisis.

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 after a surge in support for the populist right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD).

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 landscape of Germany's biggest city.

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 decisions taken in the last few months were right."

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 home state of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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), according to official preliminary results.

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 German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Berlin's mayor fears right-wing party wins at city's district level

Germany's right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has the potential to take several districts of Berlin in upcoming elections, warned the city's mayor in an interview Sunday.

German right-wing party leader comes out for stronger gun rights

All law-abiding citizens should be able to own weapons in order to protect themselves and their families, the head of Germany's right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party said Saturday.

German AfD leader sees parallels between her party and Trump

The leader of Germany's anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party said on Thursday she sees parallels between US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and her own party.

Clowns attack Germany's nationalist party leader with cream pie

A man dressed as a clown disrupted a meeting of Germany's rising nationalist party on Sunday and hit one of its leading members in the face with a cream pie.

Anti-migrant critic: Guns should be used to protect German borders

The head of the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Frauke Petry, told local media on Saturday that border security officials should use their guns to fire at migrants who try to enter the country illegally.

Survey: Anti-immigration AfD party becomes third strongest in Germany

Immigration-critical Alternative for Germany (AfD) has become the third-strongest party in the country following the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, according to market research company TNS Emnid.