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AfD – the alternative for whom? OSW COMMENTARY NUMBER 231 | 10.02.2017

Ciechanowicz, Artur (2017) AfD – the alternative for whom? OSW COMMENTARY NUMBER 231 | 10.02.2017. [Policy Paper]

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    When in 2013 a group of professors of economics founded Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland – AfD) it seemed that the name of the new grouping was exaggerated. Taking into account its slogans and its leaders, the AfD could at that time be an alternative for disenchanted voters of the CDU/CSU and the FDP alone. The party’s ‘founding fathers’, among whom there was a large group of former CDU members, did not conceal the fact that their ambitions were not particularly far-reaching. Their basic goal was to influence the CDU so that it would return to its former conservative values.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: AfD = Alternative für Deutschland
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Germany
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) > OSW Commentary
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 13:03
    Number of Pages: 11
    Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 13:03

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