Germany: AfD in spotlight ahead of key state election

The federal spokesman for the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party ruffled feathers on Wednesday by saying if his party enters a new regional parliament after upcoming elections, it would have no qualms siding with the extreme right National Democratic Party (NPD) on some issues. Speaking with the Mannheimer Morgen newspaper, Meuthen said: “If the NPD makes sensible suggestions, we wouldn’t vote against them, just as we wouldn’t if the suggestions came from the Left Party.” (Deutsche Welle)