Braunschweig (dpa / lni) - The AfD in Lower Saxony wants to allocate more list places for the federal election in 2021 today.

Around 500 members of the party came together in Braunschweig this weekend.

At the start on Saturday there was a first surprise.

Because the members did not elect the former state chairman Armin-Paul Hampel as the top candidate, but rather the former general Joachim Wundrak.

The 65-year-old is the most promising AfD applicant from Lower Saxony for a Bundestag mandate.

In the 2017 election, the AfD in Lower Saxony received 9.1 percent of the vote, seven applicants on the state list moved into the Bundestag.

At that time, Hampel was still the top candidate in Lower Saxony.