Group that pledges to introduce cocaine on prescription has gathered more new Facebook fans than AfD or Merkel’s CDU

A German political party that promises to legalise drink driving, introduce cocaine on prescription and kidnap Turkey’s president is winning the social media race ahead of Germany’s federal election, an analysis of Facebook data shows.

Die Partei (“The Party”), founded in 2004 by editors of satire magazine Titanic, has in the month leading up to this Sunday’s vote gathered more new fans on the social network than any other German political party, including the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).

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