Photo Gallery: Frauke Petry's Rise to Notoriety 04/13/2017
  Frauke Petry in Dresden, Saxony. In the past five years, Petry has become one...
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Frauke Petry in Dresden, Saxony. In the past five years, Petry has become one of the most controversial figures in German politics. As the head of the Alternative for Germany, she hopes to guide the right-wing populist party into the Bundestag, as the German parliament is called, for the first time. It would be a historic event in German history -- and one that deeply worries many Germans.