From truncation of AfD could depend on who governs in future in Lower Saxony. But party headquarters of right-wing populists in Lüneburg can hardly be reached. Usually only answering machine runs. Finally, when an employee reports, she complains about "baiting" of media against her party. Neverless, she promises to establish contact with top candidate Dana Guth and country chairman Armin-Paul Hampel, against whose will Guth was nominated for election.
The real estate agent sends a short text message a few days later what she wants from her. Then she won't be reporting. There is no response to written demand from press spokesperson, who was only engaged in election campaign.
No wonder: Guth has enough to do right now. Not only with election campaign against AfD so-called Altparteien, but above all with fight in ir own ranks. Not only country's chairman makes Guth life difficult. Her council group in Göttingen also excluded her last week. Interestingly, with same accusation that you and or critics make Hampel: even glorious, authoritarian leadership style. Guth turned on a court to force its resumption into faction. In addition, cashier of Country Party is empty. For a long time, it was uncertain how election campaign should be paid.
In or parties, one would only shake ir heads over such an attitude, especially towards a top candidate, just before an important Landtag election. However, in AfD are hard-run personal conflicts between different wings and camps everyday. Two years ago, party founder Bernd Lucke lost in internal power struggle against Frauke Petry because he could no longer control right wing of party he had long strengned himself. Well, Petry threw up. She left party, which has now become her right too."Then get cleaned up"
It is not always easy to determine wher clashes in AfD are ideologically conditional or wher it is primarily a matter of power struggles. Often it is probably a mixture of both, as often in young parties.
Hampel used to be a television journalist until 2008 he reported as a ARD correspondent from India, he is a member of federal Board of party, since September 24 he is a member of Bundestag. The 60-year-old welcomes you in an excursion café on a small lake in Lüneburg Heath. Since he came back from India four years ago, he lives here with his wife near an old house.Disappointed by Theo Waigel
Hampel supports AfD right outside Björn Höcke, who in a speech with a view to Holocaust of a missing German remembrance culture invented. The world's traveled speaks first about term homeland. His parents were both exiled, refugees, as he says. He himself never had a proper home. Now he was looking for a in Lower Saxony.
In AfD, he had gone 2013 because of euro, he says. He had been disappointed by Theo Waigel, finance Minister Kohls, who promised that Germany would not pay for debts of or euro countries.
Why is AfD in Lower Saxony in polls weaker than in or countries? Why are you predicting only seven to eight percent of election on Sunday, far below result of Bundestag election? Hampel remains vague: from East Westphalia to Schleswig-Holstein re is a land line, "in which bond to Altparteien is even stronger. The lower Saxons usually marry only once, "he says. "This is sympatic, but bad for us."
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