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>> Antiracism protestors speaking out against the far right's entry into the German parliament on Tuesday. The Bundestag meeting for its first time since last month's election. That vote saw Chancellor Angela Merkel reelected. But also a surge in support for the far right alternative for Germany. The anti immigration party winning seats for the first time.
Now the stage is set for clashes. With the the AFD opposing the appointment of Wolfgang Scheidler as speaker of Germany's lower house. The AFD's parliamentary leader told the chamber quote, the people have decided, now a new era begins. Scheidler, the former finance minister shot back.>>
> In the past months in our country there have been tons of contempt and debasement.
That has no place in the civilised process of working together.>> Each major party gets to nominate a vice president, who can chair sessions and set parliamentary agendas. The AFD's choice Albert Glaser has been opposed by the greens and pro-business free democrats. The 75 year old has said Muslims should not have the right to religious freedom because Islam doesn't respect that freedom.
Senior members of Merkel's conservatives have also spoken out against Glaser's nomination. Entire party's lawmakers will be able to vote how they wish on the issue. Candidates must be approved by an absolutes majority. It would be unprecedented for the if the AFD fails to fill the role. But these are uncharted waters for German politics.
The far right has its greatest presence in parliament since the Second World War. And three party coalition talks to form a government are unusually fraught. Later on Tuesday, they will convene fresh negotiations. One of the few things they might agree on is opposition to the AFD.