Among the tens of thousands of Germans set to continue marching in "defense of the West" in cities throughout the country this Monday, there seems to be at least one common denominator: a deep distrust of the German government and many of its current policies.

That distrust doesn't extend to all German political parties, however. One of those parties enjoys the support of over 75 percent of all PEGIDA marchers, according to a recent Stern poll, and that is the right-leaning, euro-skeptic political youngster, the "Alternative for Germany" (AfD).

With the PEGIDA protests gaining genuine momentum in German society, one could assume that these recent developments are further reason for the party's leaders to thank their lucky stars. However, the opposite appears to be true, as a rancorous - and very public - dispute has broken out in the top ranks of the party.

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