Right-Wing Populist Doldrums Germany's AfD Limps into Election Campaign

Following months of ballot box success, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party is suddenly sliding. And more bad news may be on the horizon. The party is hoping for a resurgence of the refugee crisis, but even that might not be enough.
The site of the AfD's recent party convention in Cologne

The site of the AfD's recent party convention in Cologne

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AfD lead candidates Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland

AfD lead candidates Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland

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