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Germany: anti-immigration AfD Party leader to step down


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Germany: anti-immigration AfD Party leader to step down

Frauke Petry, the leader of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD, says she does not want to lead the party’s election campaign.

It’s a surprising move that analysts say could play into the hands of established parties.

The AfD has provided blows to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in the regional ballots, but is now expected to be a less-threatening prospect in the national vote on September 24.