Nationalist political figures in the all-new Bundestag to watch out for
The Alternative for Germany party will have 93 MPs in the new parliament – the first time a nationalist party has won more than a handful of seats since the war.
The AfD MPs will be hoping to stir up trouble for Angela Merkel.
But the party is facing problems of its own in the form of Frauke Petry, the former AfD leader.
Elected joint parliamentary leader after heading the AfD’s successful election campaign. He has called for Germans to “reclaim their past”.
The other joint parliamentary leader who headed the campaign with Mr Gauland, but was largely invisible. She said Germany was “overrun” by foreigners.
Beatrix von Storch
The aristrocat is one of the most high profile of the AfD’s new MPs. She claims Emmanuel Macron’s calls for EU reform are an “attack on Germany’s sovereignty”.
One of the most extreme figures among the AfD’s new MPs, he left the SPD in the Eighties. He has described the “production” of mixed race people as “unbearable”.
The former AfD leader, chief architect of its transformation into a populist success with an anti-immigrant agenda, quit the party the day after the election.