Germany’s AfD thrown into turmoil by former neo-Nazi’s expulsion

Posted by on May 18, 2020 11:09 am
Categories: Global Stories

Row over Andreas Kalbitz splits leadership and sets eastern against western members

With support for Angela Merkel’s governing coalition surging during the coronavirus pandemic, Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland, the largest opposition party in the Bundestag, has opted for a vicious bout of public infighting that could split the party in two.

The national board of the anti-immigration AfD narrowly voted last Friday to strip party membership from Andreas Kalbitz, a key networker on the rabidly nationalist fringes of the party’s eastern German branches.

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