The AfD-Chairman Alexander Gauland thoughts on the farewell from the policy. Before the summer he would not ask the question, whether he would one of his two Offices, lay down, said Gauland, who is also the parliamentary group chief, the editorial network in Germany.

“then I can tell if I still have the force or not.” He added, however: “In two years, with 80, would it perhaps really time to lay to rest.”

Gauland has recently become 78. In the fall of initially, the group’s presidency and the party leadership will be elected. Gauland wants to decide in the short term, if he’s running again.

Reluctant to Gauland said the election Outlook for the AfD in this year: “The European election is not a self-runner. This also has to do with the Brexit.”

The AfD’s call for a EU-exit of Germany, if there is no reform in the Union. “But to me, it is clear that the other parties will warn you: Look at the mayhem created by the British! This makes the people afraid.” In the case of the three regional elections in Eastern Germany, the question of government participation shall be, at most, in Saxony, but “it is Mrs. Merkel, to prevent as long as she is still Chancellor, knowledge”.

dpa