The anti-immigration AfD party is on course to do very well in Germany’s upcoming elections. There are even predictions that the party, which just fell below the 5% threshold for entry into the Bundestag at the last elections in 2013, could make up the biggest opposition force if the main centre-right and centre-left parties end up forming a coalition together.
At present, the Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany) is represented in 13 regional parliaments. A series of high-profile scandals has failed to dent its popularity, and it’s currently polling around 11%, meaning it is possible they will become Germany’s third-largest party.
Today we’re looking at the manifesto of the AfD. They’ve put forward two joint candidates for chancellor: Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland. But what do their party believe, and what sort of programme would they put in place if they won power?
What do the AfD party stand for? Will their focus on immigration and security resonate with the German public? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!