German Intelligence warns of a radicalization in the hard wing of Alternative for Germany

BERLIN, Aug. 7 (DPA/EP) –

The hard wing of the far-right Alternative for Germany party has closed ranks, cleared the group of critics and further radicalized its position after the last congress of the formation in June, according to the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the internal intelligence service. German.

“In the new federal executive committee there are no longer any critics of “Der Flügel” (The Wing), the party’s ultra-nationalist faction, formally dissolved,” said the president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Thomas Haldenwang, in statements. published today by the news portal of the German broadcaster “ZDF”.

“Therefore, it cannot be expected at this time that more open or even offensive positions will be adopted from the federal executive committee against the leadership of Björn Höcke (leader of “Der Flügel”) and his entourage of supporters,” he added. Höcke’s position of power “has risen again”, according to Haldenwang.

Since the congress in June, the AfD is co-chaired by Tino Chrupalla and Alice Weidel. None of the candidates from the side considered more moderate agreed to the executive committee, made up of 14 members. Instead, Christina Baum, a member of the Bundestag (parliament) and a supporter of Höcke, is a new member.

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