Germany’s rightwing populists likely to take 80 seats in next parliament, achieving best result for any new party since 1949

Leaders of Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland have vowed to “take back our country and our people” and “hound Angela Merkel” with a legal investigation into the refugee crisis as they became the first overtly nationalist party to swoop into the Bundestag in over five decades.

As the figures of the first exit polls had flashed up on the screen shortly after 6pm on Sunday, supporters inside a Berlin nightclub hired by the AfD broke out into a spontaneous rendition of the national anthem – though they made sure to skip the first two stanzas, still strongly associated with the Third Reich.

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