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Germany's far-right party is more popular than ever - and more extreme

By Loveday Morris and Kate Brady

21 Aug 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. Maximilian Krah, the newly elected top candidate of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) for the European elections, is known for his ethno-nationalist views. His election is seen as a sign of the AfD's increasing radicalization.

BERLIN - Maximilian Krah, the newly elected top candidate of the far-right Alternative for Germany for the European elections, doesn't believe in watering down political messages to win centrist votes.

Hailing from what analysts describe as the party's ethno-nationalist wing, he has described Pride Month as "disgusting," is a proponent of deporting immigrants and peppers his speech with allusions to white-supremacist conspiracy theories.

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