Far-Right AfD Germany's Populist Party Embraces Its Extremist Wing

The far-right fringe of Germany's populist Alternative for Germany party is gaining ground. Politicians in the party who once opposed the wing and its leader, Björn Höcke, have abandoned their resistance and are taking steps to embrace the extremists.
Björn Höcke and Alice Weidel at an AfD party conference in Hannover, Germany

Björn Höcke and Alice Weidel at an AfD party conference in Hannover, Germany

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Publisher Götz Kubitschek has growing influence on the AfD party.

Publisher Götz Kubitschek has growing influence on the AfD party.

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