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12:00 AM, January 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, January 12, 2019

Far right mulls prospects of German 'Dexit'

Far right party AfD meets to decide whether to champion Germany's exit from the EU in their campaign for the upcoming European parliamentary elections, at a time when Brexit is already roiling the bloc.

Members of the anti-immigration party were holding a four-day congress from yesterday to firm up a manifesto for the May 23 elections, when populists and nationalist groups are expected to make gains across Europe.

If the party's rank-and-file decides to adopt the "Dexit" plan, the AfD would open another front in its battle against mainstream political classes. It has already openly questioned the country's atonement culture over World War II.

A move to become Germany's Dexit party would also bring it back to its roots -- the AfD was founded in 2013 on an anti-euro platform, although it has since shifted focus to champion an anti-immigration ideology.c

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