Germany’s far-right AfD lawmakers resign over anti-Semitism

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Wolfgang Gedeon, member of parliament for right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the state parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg, leaves the parliament building after a meeting of the AfD faction in Stuttgart, Germany, 05 July 2016.

Germany’s far-right AfD lawmakers resign over anti-Semitism


More than half of the right-wing populists Alternative for Germany (AfD) lawmakers in the German state Baden-Württemberg have resigned following their failed attempt to oust a fellow parliamentarian who referred to Judaism as an “enemy” of Europe.

As reported by Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, the AfD leader in the state’s parliament and 12 other members of the 23-member group stepped down.

The controversy is over Wolfgang Gedeon, a former doctor who quickly came ...


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