Supporters of deposed Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Bernd Lucke have confirmed their intention to establish a new political party, SWR reported on Monday.

The ex-leaders of the economically liberal wing of the AfD sent a letter making the announcement to members of 'Wake-Up call 2015,' a group set up by Lucke in May in attempt to stop the party drifting into right-wing populism.

The organizers of the group intend to announce their decision officially next weekend, SWR reports.

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