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Germany Afd: Opposition Party and Afd Campaigns

germany afd: The city officials work to integrate some 200,000 newcomers into Germany's fourth-largest city, while the AfD campaigns against them, stoking fear of Muslims and immigrants, according to National Observer. Last fall, the AfD became the main opposition party in Germany's parliament, succeeding partly by challenging Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open Germany's doors to more than 1.3 million migrants and asylum-seekers since 2015. Just a few doors down the hall is the local office of Alternative for Germany AfD the first far-right party to win seats in the German federal parliament in 60 years. ; While the two offices are almost side-by-side, the work they're doing couldn't be further apart. The AfD emerged in 2013 at the height of a debt crisis in eurozone countries and has since gained traction at all levels of government in Germany. Cologne is the largest city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where 15 AfD members of Parliament were elected. The party's historic breakthrough came in September 2017, when the AfD won 13.5 per cent of the vote and 94 seats in the federal election. ( As reported in the news.