Frauke ‘Adolfina’ Petry: the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam threat to Merkel

Frauke ‘Adolfina’ Petry: the anti-immigrant, anti-Islam threat to Merkel

Frauke Petry, the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), has proved so inflammatory that she’s earned the nickname “Adolfina”. Despite this, the AfD made significant gains in local elections this weekend. With about 20.8% of votes, the anti-immigrant AfD came second in eastern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern regional election this weekend: beating Chancellor Angela Merkel’s […]

German anti-immigrant populists ‘beat Merkel’s party’ in local vote

German anti-immigrant populists ‘beat Merkel’s party’ in local vote

Germany’s anti-migrant populists made a strong showing at Sunday’s state polls, scoring ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party as voters punish the German leader over her liberal refugee policy. The xenophobic Alternative for Germany (AfD) obtained around 21 percent in its first bid for seats in the regional parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Vorpommern, according to exit […]