AfD leader says she will not run in September election

The AfD’s Frauke Petry announced via Facebook video on Wednesday that she will not be running as the party’s lead candidate in September’s national election.

Petry said in a video posted to her official Facebook page on Wednesday that she will not be leading her party as a candidate in September’s national election.

She further spoke of internal tensions within the party, and said that it will be important for the AfD to decide on its future strategy at its party conference in Cologne this coming weekend. The decision of who will be lead candidate will also be determined.

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