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Alliance of nationalist and far-right ID parties keeps AfD out

According to the Europa Press news agency, the spokeswoman for one of the AfD leaders confirmed that the parliamentary group Identity and Democracy (ID) is still not counting on the far-right party, which remained in second place in Sunday’s elections, just behind the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

On May 23, the ID decided to expel the entire AfD delegation due to the scandals involving Krah, although it was already public that, after the elections, the Germans would not be well- coming back to the far-right group.

After Krah stated that “not everyone in the Nazi SS organization was a criminal†, the National Union (RN) in France and the League of Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, indicated that they would not continue to share the parliamentary group with the Germans.

On Monday, after the elections, the AfD excluded Krah from the MEP delegation for several policies. The information was announced by Krah himself, in a video he published on his account on the social platform X (formerly Twitter).

At the end of April, one of the AfD officials in Brussels was detained on suspicion of espionage for China and the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Dresden (eastern Germany) opened preliminary proceedings to determine whether Krah may also have received payments from Beijing.

Along with his ‘number two’, Petr Bystrom, Krah is also suspected of having received money from Moscow in exchange for publishing certain pro-Russian opinions, for example, through the Voice of Europe.

The AfD won six of the nine parliamentary seats on Sunday, the 9th, and came in second place in Germany, with 15.9% of the vote, behind the Christian Democrats (30%). Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s SPD obtained 13.9%, its worst result ever in a national election. The participation rate in the European elections in Germany was 64.8%, an unprecedented figure since reunification.

Around 361 million voters from the 27 countries of the European Union (EU) were called to choose the composition of the next European Parliament, electing 720 MEPs, 15 more than in the previous legislature. Portugal has 21 seats in the European hemicycle.

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Francesco Giganti

Journalist, social media, blogger and pop culture obsessive in newshubpro

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