AfD leader refuses to join parliamentary group

A leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany has laid open differences inside the party after it surged to third place in Germany’s election, announcing she won’t join its new parliamentary caucus.
Frauke Petry is the co-chairwoman of Alternative for Germany, or AfD, but has increasingly been sidelined by other leaders over recent months. AfD was particularly successful in Petry’s home region of Saxony in Sunday’s election, and Petry herself won a seat.
Petry has said she wants to make the party ready for government in 2021, while others have made clear their priority is no-holds-barred opposition.
Petry said at a news conference Monday with other leaders: “An anarchic party ... can be successful in opposition, but it cannot make voters a credible offer for government.” Petry said she wouldn’t join AfD’s parliamentary caucus, and walked out without taking questions.
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