The AfD: Finally a Successful Right-Wing Populist Eurosceptic Party for Germany?

@article{Arzheimer2015TheAF,
  title={The AfD: Finally a Successful Right-Wing Populist Eurosceptic Party for Germany?},
  author={Kai Arzheimer},
  journal={West European Politics},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={535 - 556}
}
  • Kai Arzheimer
  • Published 28 January 2015
  • Political Science
  • West European Politics
Within less than two years of being founded by disgruntled members of the governing CDU, the newly formed Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has already performed extraordinarily well in the 2013 general election, the 2014 EP election, and a string of state elections. Highly unusually by German standards, it campaigned for an end to all efforts to save the euro and argued for a reconfiguration of Germany’s foreign policy. This seems to chime with the recent surge in far-right voting in Western… 
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