German far-right politician resigns, converts to Islam

Co-leader of the parliamentary group of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) far-right party Alice Weidel delivers a speech during a special session of the parliament to mark the 55th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty on January 22, 2018 at the Bundestag lower house of Parliament in Berlin. Special sessions at the German and French parliaments will be held to mark 55 years since the signing of the Elysee Treaty of friendship between France and Germany. AFP / John MACDOUGALL

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 25, 2018, on page 10.




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