AfD Saxony-Anhalt

The AfD Saxony-Anhalt is the state association of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The state association is led by the member of parliament Martin Reichardt as state chairman.[2] With André Poggenburg as the top candidate, the AfD Sachsen-Anhalt ran for the first time in a state election in 2016 and subsequently represented the second largest parliamentary group in the seventh state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt.

AfD Saxony-Anhalt
AfD Sachsen-Anhalt
LeaderMartin Reichardt
Founded5 April 2013; 9 years ago (2013-04-05)
HeadquartersSchönebecker Strasse 11-13 39104 Magdeburg
Membership (2020)1,366
IdeologyRight-wing populism
Political positionFar-right[a]
National affiliationAlternative for Germany
Colours  Light blue
Landtag of Saxony-Anhalt
23 / 97
Bundestag delegation
4 / 18
Website
https://afd-lsa.de/

^ a: A right-wing party, AfD is considered to be part of the radical right, a subset of the far right that does not oppose democracy.[1]

In January 2021, the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Saxony-Anhalt classified the state association as a suspected right-wing extremist.[3]

ControversiesEdit

The AfD parliamentary group in the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt called for a demonstration in Magdeburg at the end of January 2022 against the CORONA protective measures. It remained unclear whether the AfD Saxony-Anhalt or the AfD parliamentary group organized and financed the demonstration. The faction receives state money and is therefore forbidden to finance political events.[4]

AfD fraction in LandtagEdit

In the recent Landtag of Saxony-Anhalt the AfD fraction consist of 2 wemeon and 21 man:

Name
1 Matthias Büttner
2 Matthias Büttner
3 Christian Hecht
4 Oliver Kirchner
5 Gordon Köhler
6 Hagen Kohl
7 Nadine Koppehel
8 Thomas Korell
9 Matthias Lieschke
10 Frank Lizureck
11 Hannes Loth
12 Jan Moldenhauer
13 Daniel Rausch
14 Tobias Rausch
15 Daniel Roi
16 Jan Scharfenort
17 Florian Schröder
18 Florian Schröder
19 Hans-Thomas Tillschneider
20 Lothar Waehler
21 Daniel Wald
22 Margret Wendt
23 Felix Zietmann

Stategroup in Deutschen BundestagEdit

2021–2025Edit

MoP Elected by function / membership
Martin Reichardt Listenplatz 1 State chairmen
Jan Wenzel Schmidt Listenplatz 2 member of state board
Kay-Uwe Ziegler Direktmandat Anhalt Vice state chairmen
Robert Farle Direktmandat Mansfeld

ReferenceEdit

  1. ^ Mudde, Cas (2016). "Introduction to the populist radical right". In Mudde, Cas (ed.). The Populist Radical Right: A Reader. Routledge. pp. 1–10. ISBN 978-1-315-51456-7.
  2. ^ mdr.de. "Martin Reichardt: Spitzenkandidat der AfD in Sachsen-Anhalt | MDR.DE". www.mdr.de (in German). Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  3. ^ Vetter, Johannes. "AfD klagt gegen Verfassungsschutz in Sachsen-Anhalt". www.volksstimme.de (in German). Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  4. ^ tagesschau.de. "Sachsen-Anhalt: AfD-Fraktionsgeld für Corona-Proteste?". tagesschau.de (in German). Retrieved 2022-02-22.