Germany AfD: Bid to lift German nationalist Petry's immunity

Germany AfD: Bid to lift German nationalist Petry's immunity
 

German prosecutors have asked for the lifting of right-wing politician Frauke Petry's parliamentary immunity.
The co-leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD), a populist, anti-Islam party, is a member of the state parliament in Saxony.
It s thought that she could face charges of perjury over election funding in the state in 2014.
Ms Petry denies she and colleagues gave differing accounts of campaign finances to an official committee.
The party's support grew in recent years, winning it seats in regional elections, but has fallen in recent months.
Opinion polls suggest it could win 8% and... read more

 
19 June 2017 in World News, Views: 27
Source: BBC
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