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Opposition Party: Germany and Accords Parties

opposition party: 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 The Chronicle Herald. 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 1 million asylum-seekers to enter Germany in 2015 and 2016. 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. Co-leader Alice Weidel was formally censured by parliament earlier this month for describing girls who wear Islamic headscarves as useless people. While other parties have in recent years supported protests on a variety of issues from animal rights to opposing free trade AfD is the sole organizer of the march headlined Germany's Future. 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. ( As reported in the news.