Berlin (AP) - AfD parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel sets in dealing with the right-wing national «wing» of their party now on dialogue. The "Spiegel" reported in its current issue, the chairman of the parliamentary group had reached an agreement with "wing" founder Björn Höcke.
Previously, Weidel and the Thuringian state chief met several times. The meetings of the right publisher Götz Kubitschek were mediated. Although he is not an AfD member, but is considered a kind of thought leader of the "wing".
Although a spokesman for Weidel confirmed the meetings, he emphasized: "No pact has been concluded there." Weidel and Höcke had merely explained each other's views and points of view. Weidel said, "Making alliances out of conversation is nonsense. As leader of the political group, I always have to be ready for dialogue. »
In February 2017, Weidel had supported a party exclusion procedure by the then federal executive against Höcke. The Thuringian state arbitration court of the AfD declined the exclusion request of the party executive in 2018. The new federal executive pursued the request then no further.
Numerous representatives of the AfD had this week criticized the "personality cult" by Höcke and verbal attacks on the party executive. Weidel had not joined this criticism. Instead, she called together with the chairman of the Young Alternative, Damian Lohr, not to publicize internal conflicts.