Even the Berlin Af D chairman Georg Pazderski says that the Af D should distance itself from the National Front, as its economic policies are too "socialist" for him.
The FN does indeed advocate isolationism and anti-globalization, unlike the economically liberal Af D.
A fully equipped kitchenette is offered in these apartments on the Neuendorf district of Koblenz, a 10-minute walk from the Moselle Embankment.
He will, however, be pleased about the fact that a broad counter-alliance with the slogan "Koblenz remains diverse" has formed and will demonstrate on Saturday.They are both against immigration, view Islam critically and they reject the European Union and the euro – at least in their current state – and they would like to reinforce the nation as an entity.The same holds true for Dutch politician Geert Wilders from the Party for Freedom."In Koblenz, leading politicians of a new Europe are gathering together.They stand on the brink of assuming government responsibilities in their countries," is written prematurely on the invitation.
Secret dating Koblenz
The nationalists present themselves as international DW takes a look at the Alternative for Germany (Af D) party - the newest force in German politics.What is it, where did it come from and what role will it play in the 2017 election? () Jewish organizations and politicians have expressed horror after Thuringian Af D leader Björn Höcke called for an end to the culture of Shoah remembrance.Guests are a 15-minute walk from the 14th-century UNESCO Balduin Bridge over the Moselle, leading to Koblenz’s Old Town district. Koblenz-Lützel Train Station is also 15 minutes from the apartments.The head of the SPD and deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel wants to join the march as do representatives of the Green Party, the left-wing party Die Linke and even the Social Democrat foreign minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn.
"We cannot leave the destiny of the continent in the hands of the nationalists," Asselborn told the German Press Agency.
There are people in the Af D who think Petry's appearance at the gathering is wrong.
"That is a pure ENF matter that has nothing to do with the Af D," says Jörg Meuthen, who ironically makes up the party's leadership duo with Petry.
Emmanuelle Reungoat from the University of Montpellier believes that Le Pen, Wilders and Petry want to capitalize on each other's popularity.
Claire Demesmay from the German Council on Foreign Relations adds, "for these parties, it is very important to show that they have international partners." It is obvious that not everyone is enthusiastic about the gathering. The Social Democrat (SPD) mayor Joachim Hofmann-Göttig said, "The right-wing populists are cordially unwelcome." Yet legally, he could not prevent the populists from renting the Rhein-Mosel-Halle conference hall.