This file photo taken on July 10, 2015 shows Chairwoman of the German AfD party (Alternative fuer Deutschland) Frauke Petry at news conference in Berlin July 10, 2015. AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
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Germany's AfD began life as an anti-euro party, but it has morphed into a right-wing populist outfit suggesting that police should be allowed to shoot migrants seeking to enter the country.Riding on a rising wave of mistrust over the 1.1 million asylum-seekers who arrived in Germany in 2015, Alternative for Germany (AfD) appears to have struck a chord with some through its anti-migrant calls, posing a real threat to centrist parties.In fact, it was the ouster of Lucke at a party congress in July last year that saw the AfD set itself firmly on the right-wing populist path.
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