AfD delegation in the EU Parliament requests Krah's exclusion from the parliamentary group

Photo: Maximilian Krah (archive), via dts news agency

Brussels (dts) - The AfD delegation in the European Parliament apparently wants to have AfD lead candidate Maximilian Krah excluded from the Identity and Democracy (ID) faction. A corresponding request from the head of the delegation, Christine Anderson, was received by the ID parliamentary group on Thursday morning, reports the “Welt” (Friday edition).

In a letter to the ID parliamentary group leader Marco Zanni and the ID parliamentary group board it says: “The German delegation (AfD) of the ID parliamentary group has decided to overturn a decision by the board regarding the immediate exclusion of Maximilian Krah from the ID parliamentary group continued violation of the group’s cohesion and reputation.”

The motion was supported by seven of the nine delegation members - only Krah himself and the former delegation leader Joachim Kuhs were not supported. “The Federal Executive Board of the AfD has been informed,” the letter from delegation leader Anderson continued, “on behalf of the German delegation.”

Recently there had been increasing calls to exclude the AfD as an entire delegation from the parliamentary group. The Austrian FPÖ and the Estonian Conservative People's Party support the call for Krah's exclusion and, according to the "Welt", are against the exclusion of the entire AfD delegation.