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    Alternativ für Deutschland slowly imploding

    While ostensibly the AfD appears to be as successful as ever, winning seats in the Saar last weekend, the party has declined gradually from the heights of 2016. Polling as high as 15% at one point, it has ranged between 7 and 10% since the turn of the year, with some analysts even predicting that it could fall below the 5% electoral threshold for Bundestag seats. Now, its leader, Frauke Petry, appears to be on the brink of resignation due to infighting, and the situation increasingly resembles that of the Pirates, who enjoyed similar local and opinion polling success five years ago, before fading into irrelevance:

    Far-Right AfD party leader in Germany 'considers stepping down'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breanainn View Post
    While ostensibly the AfD appears to be as successful as ever, winning seats in the Saar last weekend, the party has declined gradually from the heights of 2016. Polling as high as 15% at one point, it has ranged between 7 and 10% since the turn of the year, with some analysts even predicting that it could fall below the 5% electoral threshold for Bundestag seats. Now, its leader, Frauke Petry, appears to be on the brink of resignation due to infighting, and the situation increasingly resembles that of the Pirates, who enjoyed similar local and opinion polling success five years ago, before fading into irrelevance:

    Far-Right AfD party leader in Germany 'considers stepping down'
    Confirmed she's stepping down...
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    After the hideous imbecilic cow Merkele the lovely Frauke Petry should be voted in on looks alone.

    She also has a sharp brain .
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    It's a real shame. She achieved a real breakthrough with AfD.
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    The threat to resign may be a clever tactic to get the rebels to lay off. The 7% in the Forsa poll needs to be seen in context - AFD tends to do worse in the FORSA polls. But there is a history of German intelligence (BND) infiltrating Far Right parties to stir up division (an attempt to ban the NPD fell apart when this became clear at the Constitutional Court). This is also the case of MI5 in the UK. Personally I think the AFD are divided between a conservative and a Far Right element, the latter being the usual NPD voters. I think Petry is in the former camp.

    AFD on 11% in latest poll. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinio...ion,_2017#2017
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    Always the same game in Germany. A righwing party rises and frightens everybody for a while. After some time the party collapses and everything goes back to normal.
    Repeat....
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    Snowflake ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    After the hideous imbecilic cow Merkele the lovely Frauke Petry should be voted in on looks alone.

    She also has a sharp brain .
    Oh no...no no no no.....no.
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    Thats what happens when you read too much of the Daily Mail
    Another crazy UKIP type party bites the dust
    From last year:

    Angela Merkel is punished in Germany's elections as Anti Immigration party wins big | Daily Mail Online
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