Regional party leader Björn Höcke will be allowed to remain in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) despite controversial statements about the Nazi era, media reported Monday.
Höcke, who leads the AfD’s regional branch in the state of Thuringia, was widely criticized last year for calling Berlin’s Holocaust memorial a “monument of shame,” and saying the country should do a “180-degree turn” on how it reflects on its history.
A regional party arbitration panel did not find Höcke’s actions to be damaging to the AfD and verbally agreed to reject a bid to have him removed, Spiegel reported, citing AfD sources. A [READ MORE HERE]
Source: EU Times