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One year AfD in the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has been represented in the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt for a year now. Its entry into the state parliament in Magdeburg marks the high point so far of a right-wing party's ability to mobilize in Germany. Expectations that the AfD parliamentary group would soon disintegrate due to its political inexperience have not yet been realized. Nevertheless, the centrifugal forces in the parliamentary group are considerable, as is evident in the almost continuous struggle of the group over its personnel lineup and internal power architecture. In terms of content, the AfD in the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt has undergone a process of political self-radicalization that no longer allows us to speak of a national-conservative party, but of a völkisch-nationalist party: Social conflicts and contradictions are ethnicized by the AfD or interpreted in terms of a reactionary rollback. Miteinander e. V. draws an initial balance of the AfD's activities in the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt with five theses. Subsequently, the work of the party in parliament as well as its relationship to the public and to extra-parliamentary movements will be examined.