Though Chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term with her Christian Democratic Party receiving the most votes in the election, the Christian Democrats and Merkel will now have to work with the AFD.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she meant to hold talks with rival Social Democrats, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Germany's Greens to discuss options for a stable coalition government.
The far-right party managed to win a number of direct mandates in several constituencies, and was the largest party in the state of Saxony.
One day after the elections, Bavarian CSU party, Horst Seehofer, announced that he will maintain and deepen the right-wing profile of this party.
The center-left Social Democratic Party fared even worse and plans to abandon the "grand coalition" with Merkel's party to become their opposition in parliament.
The AfD's top candidate, Alexander Gauland, caused a scandal during the election campaign by saying Germans should be proud of their World War Two soldiers.
A sign points in German to a polling station in Berlin Sunday morning
But while supporters were celebrating the historic result, tensions arose within the AfD.
Whatever impact that decision may have, a debate is expected to continue on migration in Germany where more than a million refugees arrived since 2015 and social tensions remain despite an improving economy.
The new parliament's "council of elders" must be formed within 30 days of the German election, leaving its members until October 24 to agree on a seating and room order. Assuming this holds, it would make the SPD the official opposition party, edging out the AfD in that role.
"We think this country urgently needs political change, but we no longer consider our party in a position to take it in hand" after months of infighting, she said Tuesday.
The CSU saw its vote share tumble by 10% on Sunday, with losses directed mostly to the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Merkel likely has no option but to seek a coalition with the Greens and the pro-business Free Democratic Party.
What matters is that Ms. Merkel, unlike too many politicians in other countries, was able to convince a majority to vote for stability and common decency, rather than abandon themselves to the hateful rhetoric of division.
Shouting slogans such as "All Berlin hates the AfD!" and "Nazi pigs!", the demonstrators gathered outside a building in Germany's capital where the anti-immigrant party's leaders were celebrating winning an estimated 13.1 percent of the votes in Sunday's federal poll.
Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump past year . Schulz's SPD was down to 20.5 percent, but still managed to remain the second party after the conservatives.
But in an interview with the cast and creators of NBC's own "Will & Grace", Kelly never established a relaxing rapport with them. The journalist made her Today Show debut on Monday, making it clear she was pivoting from politics to human interest pieces.
That was unfortunate timing but throughout my rehab it went well. "He's on his way back to his best and showed that", said Wenger. Some fleeting substitute appearances in recent weeks have not resulted in him hitting the 100 mark, although he has gone close.
Since BATE is now in good shape, and Arsenal has low motivation for the upcoming meeting, the hosts may well not lose. Per Mertesacker won the initial header off a corner and the ball bounced the Holding who shinned/kneed/thighed it in.
Wilshere is determined to ensure that does not happen, with the home-grown talent eager to prolong his association with the club. Making his second start in just over a week, Wilshere reminded us all why Arsenal fans fell in love with him in the first place.
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Oddly, the AfD picked up much support from regions comprising former East Germany, even though those areas have fewer immigrants. Many Germans see the rise of the AfD as a similar rejection of the status quo as votes for Brexit and Donald Trump a year ago .
The Shinawatra siblings lie at the centre of a political battle that has chewed at Thailand for more than a decade. Thaksin has kept a home in the city since he too fled Thailand in 2008 to avoid jail for a corruption conviction.
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The disclosure prompted FBI Director James Comey to reopen the Clinton email investigation in the waving days of the election. Judge Cote rejected Weiner's request to recommend a lower-security facility, and no specific prison has yet been assigned.
He asked for prayers for the victims and their families, adding, "Please pray for the shooter, the shooter's family and friends". Also, please pray for the shooter, the shooter's family and friends. "They are hurting as well", Engle said in a statement.
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Reportedly, it allows Uber to identify customers suspected of working for authorities in order to avoid giving them a lift. That was when I first learned about Uber , the service they were complaining about, and I immediately signed up.
He was in charge of Audi's engine development from 2001 to 2007 before taking over the role for the entire Volkswagen Group. The diesel cars in the US affected by scandal only represent a small part of the 11 million rigged cars globally.
Sessa wouldn't say what the new evidence was, but he did mention that "DNA evidence comes into play in cases like this". She declined to provide additional information about the evidence, but said the technology was not available in 1990.
They presented a united front on Wednesday, pledging to make changes while they control both the White House and Congress. The seven tax brackets that are now in place today are going to be reduced to three brackets: 12, 25, and 35 percent.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , Sproles will have surgery on his arm Monday and on his knee at a later date. LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood received the bulk of the carries in his absence Sunday.
We have won three games in a row - they could do the same at any time, hopefully not starting this weekend. This will be the 15th match between these two sides but the first time they meet in the Premier League .
Security Council sanctions but are reluctant to push Pyongyang too hard for fear Kim's government might collapse. The words between the USA and North Korea this week have been blunt, provocative and personal.