Are AfD voters the same as Trump voters?

Only one major German party welcomed the election of Donald Trump as US president – the Alternative for Germany (AfD), a populist right-wing party that has capitalized on immigration fears to make advances in six state elections this year.

“The victory of Donald Trump is a signal that the people of the Western world want a clear political change,” wrote AfD deputy leader Beatrix von Storch in a Facebook post. “This was only a surprise for the establishment, for me it was expected.”

Share