Germany should hold its own ‘Dexit’ vote on leaving EU, says AfD leader

January 23, 2024

Alice Weidel, leader of the AfD, says she would push for referendum on EU membership if her party came to power - SHUTTERSTOCKBritain was “dead right” to leave the European Union and Germany should hold its own “Dexit” vote, the leader of the hard-Right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has said. Alice Weidel, of the poll-topping AfD, said she would push for a referendum on EU membership if her party came to power. Ms Weidel said the vote would be held if an AfD government could not secure reforms to curb overreach by the “unelected” European Commission. A recent poll found that less than half (45 per cent) of AfD members would vote for Dexit. The AfD is classified as Right-wing extremist by the intelligence services in three East German states.