Sunday, December 3, 2017

German far-right, anti-immigrant party elects leaders amid protests

BERLIN—Members of a rising nationalist party in Germany elected their leadership Saturday at a convention in the city of Hannover that was overshadowed by protests.

Joerg Meuthen was re-elected as chairman at the first full party congress since the Alternative for Germany, known as AfD, won seats in the national parliament for the first time.

Alexander Gauland, one of the party’s parliamentary leaders and a power within AfD, was elected as co-chair.

The position Gauland assumes had been vacant since the day after the September election. Former party co-leader Frauke Petry said AfD was flirting with far-right extremism and quit, saying she would not represent it in the Bundestag.

Both Meuthen and Gauland belong to the more conservative wing of the nationalist party.

Alternative for Germany received almost 13 per cent of the vote in the Sept. 24 federal election, making it the third-strongest party in the Bundestag. The party promoted an anti-migrant message and campaigned aggressively against Chancellor Angela Merkel.  (more...)

Not Vienna, not Berlin are worthy of Polish blood. No son of mine will fight in these evil places till they've been thoroughly chastised and cleansed by the Muslims. God's just plan is unfolding as it has for millennia. May His Kingdom be honored and praised.

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