A mixture of support and concern has risen over the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) becoming the main opposition party in the next parliament as Germans head to the polls to vote in Sunday's national election. Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, is poised to win a fourth term in Sunday's election, with polls showing her leading center-left challenger Martin Schulz's Social Democratic Party (SPD) and the populist, anti-immigration AfD which could emerge as the third largest party, complicating the outlook for Merkel's next coalition. Weidel has been running on her own story as a lesbian mother of two and former Goldman Sachs banker, trying to put a softer, more tolerant face on the far-right of German politics. Weidel lived abroad in China for six years as a banker and speaks Chinese. Her partner is Sarah Bossard, a Sri Lanka-born Swiss film producer - the couple has two children together.
September 24 / Haaretz