Alternative for Germany (AfD) co-leader Alexander Gauland said «Merkel must go» in a fiery opening speech to party loyalists at the two-day conference in Augsburg on Saturday. Gauland compared German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the former General Secretary of East Germany Erich Honecker, likeneing her growing list of enemies in Europe to the GDR regime. «Merkel falls, no matter how long she... Еще will try to catch herself. She divided her party, she divided our country and she isolated Germany within Europe,» Gauland added. AfD spokesperson Joerg Meuthen stated that Germany needs allies in Europe to avoid the «creeping suicide» of Europe. He wanted Germany to ally itself with the new European populist right, such as Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Hugarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Lega leader Matteo Salvini.