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26.4.17

I CARE - Germany: Anti-migrant party turns further right - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: 23/4/2017- German police enforced tight security at the annual conference of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party as its members rejected a “mainstream” policy platform and instead embraced calls to combat the growth of the Muslim population. The party congress was wrapped up today with delegates choosing a new team for the September general election, after sidelining its most prominent personality. With the city centre of Cologne in lockdown yesterday, tens of thousands of protesters tried to stop the event, but more than 4,000 police officers ensured that delegates were able to enter the conference hotel. Two chief candidates were chosen this afternoon - 76-year-old Alexander Gauland, a hardline defector from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU, and Alice Weidel, 38, an openly lesbian former investment banker - after Frauke Petry, the leader, had her vision for the future of the party turned down last night.


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