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Germany: AfD backs election strategy of 'targeted provocation'
Germany's far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party hopes to score 20 per cent in next year's federal election with a campaign of carefully targeted provocation.
AfD leaders meeting in Berlin on Friday agreed the party's best hope in the September 2017 poll was to present itself to voters as a "collection reservoir for protest" against establishment parties.
"The AfD is doing well from its reputation as a breaker of taboos and as a protest party," the strategy paper said, urging continued "careful planning" to "focus on being politically incorrect".
To maximise their vote, AfD leader will concentrate on insecurities surrounding asylum, Islam, domestic security and the euro crisis – and by portraying established politicians as more interested in their own than voters' wellbeing.
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