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Accords Parties: Afd and Germany

accords parties: After those two agreed to continue their governing coalition, AfD became the largest opposition party, a role that traditionally accords parties in Germany a prominent platform to promote their positions in Parliament, according to Toronto Star. Alice Weidel, left, and Alexander Gauland, are parliamentary faction leaders of the Alternative for Germany AfD . The party that swept into Parliament last year on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment is staging a march Sunday through the heart of Berlin to protest against the government. Alternative for Germany, or AfD, took 12.6 per cent of the vote in September's national election, coming third behind Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the centre-left Social Democrats. Ferdinand Ostrop / The Associated Press File Photo AfD's novice lawmakers have struggled to grasp basic parliamentary procedures and have stood out mainly with blunt attacks on minorities, particularly Muslims, who made up the majority of the more than one million asylum-seekers to enter Germany in 2015 and 2016. Sunday's rally, starting at Berlin's main train station and ending at the landmark Brandenburg Gate, is highly unusual for a German political party. Co-leader Alice Weidel was formally censured by parliament earlier this month for describing girls who wear Islamic head scarves as useless people. ( As reported in the news.