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The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has released a draft campaign programme, outlining plans to ban all headscarves in public offices and schools.

The proposed programme was presented on Thursday in Berlin, as the upstart far-right party seeks to win its first seats in the Bundestag (German parliament) in September's election.

The AfD started in 2013 as a eurosceptic party, opposed to the single currency, but has shifted further to the right, gaining success in state parliaments over the past year through its anti-immigrant rhetoric amid the influx of refugees.


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