The CDU under new party chief Armin Laschet wins between 35 and 36 percent of the vote, exit polls show, with the anti-immigration AfD between 22.5 and 23.5 percent.
In an ongoing legal battle, the far-right Alternative for Germany has been fighting against being classified as “suspected” by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), the federal domestic intelligence agency.
An administrative court in Cologne rules that spying on the far-right Alternative for Germany party, AfD, puts it at a disadvantage and amounts to interference with the democratic process.
Immigration authority says the pro-regime Syrian who found a platform in the far-right anti-immigrant AfD is not under threat of persecution.
A group of German AfD MPs visited Yerevan to show support to Armenia amid Azerbaijan’s de-occupation campaign to liberate Nagorno-Karabakh.
Christian Luth, the former spokesperson of Germany’s far-right AfD has been sacked from the party.
The elections come as the CDU looks ahead to a congress in December when it must choose a new leader.
Berlin police broke up a mass protest against coronavirus measures and arrested 300 in the German capital after demonstrators failed to keep their distance and wear masks as instructed.
Annegert Kramp-Karrenbauer has given up her post as Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and is no longer seen as a favourite for Germany’s chancellorship after a political scandal in Thuringia.
Newly elected premier of Thuringia state Thomas Kemmerich calls for dissolution of assembly after Chancellor Angela Merkel says his election with support from her party and far-right AfD was inexcusable.
Led by Bjoern Hoecke, the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party doubled its score from the previous election in 2014 to 23.4 percent.
The rise of right-wing extremism in Germany should give everyone cause for concern and authorities need to stop treating it like it can be easily swept under the rug.
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