AfD members react to exit poll: I think this result was expected

Members of the 'Alternative for Germany' (AfD) party commented on their likely historic result in the German federal election, with exit polls suggesting it will become the country’s third-largest party. Spokesperson for AfD Berlin, Gunter Brinker said the result was «expected» and «realistic» and vowed the party would «work intensively» despite differences between its members. Another AfD... Еще member, Heinrich Bodden, expressed his hope that the party would break through 15 percent when the full results are published. Member of Baden-Wurttemberg Parliament Markus Frohnmaier underlined that the party could be proud as «some months ago we were still on six percent, we managed to take everyone out, and that result was doubled.» The party is predicted to get 13.1 percent, passing the five percent threshold needed to enter parliament for the first time in its four-year history. According to exit polls, as was forecast, Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU will remain Germany's largest party with 32 percent and its main opposition, the Social Democrats led by Martin Schultz, managed a 20 percent share. However, both under-performed compared to pre-election polls.

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