PS: I would see them as populist and right wing. Neo-Nazi is probably too strong; that label could be applied to the National Democratic Party (NPD) and the previous DVU (Deutsche Volks-Union). The AfD still tends to distance itself from the extreme right and from anti-semitic elements. Nevertheless there are a couple of disturbing views on German history among AfD state level leaders.
I do not want to discuss poltics in a tennis forum, but I feel something needs to be added.
The following should be another perspective on the party. No intension of critisism from
my side is intended.
I feel the AFD is a mixture of a populist and right wing and a Neo Nazi party. It is hard to
determine it precisely. Many former members of other extremist parties have found a new
home within the AFD and there have been a lot of antisemetic and rassistic expressions
from their 'important' people in the past. However there are still some parts of the AFD
that are more ultra-conservative, a position especially the CSU in Bavaria occupied
over the last decades.
I say it is hard to determine what the AFD is. And a day after the election it is very
unclear where the AFD goes. A lot of internal turbulences seem to start coming up.
Exit polls also conclude, that roughly 2 thirds voted for the AFD as a protest. Quite a
familiar thing in Germany, but that was more a local thing in the past. Ronald Schill
in Hamburg is a good example.
This is my personal look at the AFD. I do not support them and would not vote for them
Additionally Angela Merkel is not reelected yet. She can only get reelected chancellor
if she manages to form a coalition, probably a 3 party coalition, which is a rare thing.
Coalitions among 2 parties are the normality in Germany. Within its federal states
3-party coalitions are more common, but still the exeption.