Voting on Sunday may hint at how strong the Alternative for Germany party is in the east, and what that means for national elections in September.
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The country’s domestic intelligence agency is monitoring a protest group which, in rallying against restrictions and spreading conspiracy theories, has found common cause with extremists.
The ruling came days after a news report that Germany’s domestic intelligence agency planned to investigate the leading opposition party on suspicion of being a threat to democracy.
It is the first time in Germany’s postwar history that a party represented in the federal Parliament has elicited this level of scrutiny as a potential threat to democracy.
Death threats linked to police computers and the discovery of far-right chat groups in police departments across Germany have fed concerns about far-right infiltration.