Former members of the Alternative fur Deutschland party Frauke Petry and Marcus Pretzell may create a new party.
Two breakaway members of Germany's right-wing AfD party seem set on forming a separate faction in the Bundestag parliament and even a new party. But a freshly elected AfD leader says the move is "doomed to failure."
Frauke Petry resigns as leader of the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD), a day after the party won seats in the Bundestag for the first time, saying the party has become too "anarchical" and "could not offer a credible platform". 2017-09-25 (Context: Frauke Petry, German federal election, 2017)
Alternative for Germany chairwoman Frauke Petry announces that she will not lead the party in the September federal election, citing other party leaders' insistence on remaining a "fundamental opposition party", unwilling to join a coalition. 2017-04-19 (Context: Frauke Petry, German federal election, 2017)
Voters in Germany go to the polls to elect members of the Bundestag. Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union is widely expected to win a fourth term in office. 2017-09-24 (Context: German federal election, 2017)
The Landtag of the Free State of Saxony has lifted the immunity of Frauke Petry, Party Chair in the Alternative for Germany party, opening the way for prosecutors to pursue possible perjury charges against her concerning statements made to a committee of the Saxony parliament about how the party's campaign for the 2014 election was financed. 2017-08-29 (Context: Frauke Petry)
In a speech in Munich, Angela Merkel says that Europe must not rely on its former allies. 2017-05-28 (Context: German federal election, 2017)
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