Anti-migrant sentiment in Germany takes a right turn – Populist Party calls for Merkel’s resignation

Far Right Germany
November 2015 HANOVER, GermanyThe far-right Populist Party Alternative for Germany has held a two-day convention in the northern city of Hanover. Its leaders have called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down. At its annual two-day convention in Hanover on Sunday, the leaders of far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) predicted a high voter turn-out, while also calling for Merkel’s resignation. Jörg Meuthen, co-chair of the party, said as many as two-fifths of German voters could throw their support behind the party for the parliamentary elections in 2017.
“We have a voter potential of as much as 20 per cent,” Meuthen said to an audience of some 590 AfD delegates. At its annual two-day convention in Hanover on Sunday, the leaders of far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) predicted a high voter turn-out, while also calling for Merkel’s resignation. Jörg Meuthen, co-chair of the party, said as many as two-fifths of German voters could throw their support behind the party for the parliamentary elections in 2017. “We have a voter potential of as much as 20 per cent,” Meuthen said to an audience of some 590 AfD delegates.
Despite some internal struggles – including the resignation of the party’s founder, Bernd Lucke – AfD has seen a notable resurgence in recent months, fueled by German anxiety over the influx of refugees from the Middle East. A polling organization in November showed AfD to be at the third largest political party in Germany, at 10.5 percent. –DW
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