AfD Campaign Finance Trouble A Right-Wing Populist Slush Fund Exposed

The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany is already embroiled in a campaign donation scandal. But documents obtained by DER SPIEGEL show that more trouble could be on the horizon due to a murky slush fund used in the party's early days.
Alexander Gauland is the co-head of Germany's AfD party.

Alexander Gauland is the co-head of Germany's AfD party.

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AfD founder Bernd Lucke

AfD founder Bernd Lucke

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