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German election: Far-right AfD third in latest poll

Deutsche Welle - 18 Sep 2017
One week before the German election, the latest voter poll has put the far-right AfD barely ahead of the other "small parties." But Germany's Green party and the liberal FDP haven't given up in the race for third place.
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AfD, on course for parliament, says Germany done with Nazi past

Deutsche Welle - 15 Sep 2017
In January, Björn Höcke, the AfD's leader in the eastern state of Thuringia, sparked outrage for describing the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin as a "monument of shame" and for demanding a "180-degree turnaround" in the way Germany seeks to atone for Nazi ...
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Far-right party shakes up German politics - 20 Sep 2017
The Alternative for Germany (AfD), which has also called for Germany's immigration minister to be "disposed of" in Turkey where her parents come from, could become the third largest party with up to 12 per cent of the vote on September 24, polls show.
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German far right down but poised for parliament - 31 Aug 2017
JÜTERBOG, Germany — It has lost support and been beset by infighting, but the Alternative for Germany is still on course to become the first far-right party to enter the German parliament since World War II. Having started out as an anti-euro party ...
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The Role of the Small Parties in Germany's Elections

Foreign Affairs - 20 Sep 2017
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) charged the government with “dealing with Islamic warlords in Libya,” referring to Merkel's negotiations to limit refugee flows from Northern Africa. Indeed, since it's a virtually foregone conclusion that ...
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German anti-immigrant candidate walks out of TV debate

Reuters - 06 Sep 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - One of the top candidates for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in this month's election walked out of a live television debate on Tuesday night after being accused of failing to distance herself from right-wingers.
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Far right makes most noise on Twitter in German election

Reuters - 19 Sep 2017
Of the million tweets tracked in the study, 30 percent were tied to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD). The party is polling around 10 percent, putting it on track to enter parliament for the first time after the Sept. 24 election. But ...
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AfD's top candidate hit by 'overrun by Arabs' email allegation

The Guardian - 11 Sep 2017
Alternative for Germany has said it is the target of a smear campaign after the publication of an email allegedly sent by its leading candidate that called the government pigs and said German guilt over the second world war was to blame for immigration.
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Germany: Parties Differ on Human Rights Approach

Human Rights Watch - 20 Sep 2017
In the AfD's (Alternative für Deutschland – Alternative for Germany) chapter on foreign and security policy, the term human rights is not mentioned. While the party commits itself to the values set down in the Charter of the United Nations and to the ...
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The gay men turning to the far right in Germany

CNN - 14 Sep 2017
After demanding answers from local prosecutors and the mayor's office and not getting a response, Karsten turned to Germany's far right party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD). "I don't like everything they say," Karsten says, "but this is too ...
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The Cyber Threat To Germany's Elections Is Very Real

The Atlantic - 20 Sep 2017
All this comes as Germany grapples with the rise of its own political outsider, the right-wing nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Since its founding in 2013, it has come to champion anti-foreigner and nationalist sentiments that have ...
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Germany's far-right party will make the Bundestag much noisier

The Economist - 24 Aug 2017
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) candidate for the Bundestag, Germany's parliament, rails against Angela Merkel's refugee policies: “Who has to live with these 'new citizens'? Whose children have to go to school with their children? Who produces the ...
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German elections: how the right returned

Financial Times - 07 Sep 2017
Höcke is one of the most recognisable faces of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a party that burst on to the scene four years ago as a noisy Eurosceptic outfit and has since grown into one of the most dynamic — and provocative — forces in German ...
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This Israeli artist is masterfully trolling the German far-right

VICE News - 19 Sep 2017
BERLIN — “My name is Shahak Shapira,” a young blond man announces in German, deadly serious as he delivers a video address to tens of thousands of Alternative for Germany (AfD) supporters. “Don't worry; it's an old Prussian name.” Shapira's eyes ...
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Blunting the Far Right, Merkel Gains as German Election Nears

New York Times - 01 Sep 2017
“Some want to listen, but others can only shout,” the chancellor scolded, singling out the protesters from the far-right Alternative for Germany party. “That is what separates us; some want to get things done, others just yell.” With that, Ms. Merkel ...
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Germany's populist AfD party seeks to reboot migrant fears

Deutsche Welle - 21 Aug 2017
The lead candidates of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland, are not to be envied at the moment. Not only are the right-wing populists going through a two-year low in opinion polls, but public concern about migrants and ...

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