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Image caption The AfD and other German nationalists claim to be 'the people' against a liberal elite. The murder in Hanau of nine people of foreign heritage has shocked Germany and sparked heated debate about the root causes of far-right xenophobic violence. Politicians and voters from across the political spectrum are pointing the finger at one party: the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). It is Germany's biggest opposition party, with 89 seats in the 709-seat Bundestag (lower house). It also has MPs in all 16 regional parliaments. "The AfD is the political arm of hate," said prominent Green Party politician Cem Ozdemir. Lars Klingbeil, general secretary of the centre-left Social De... Full story

22 February