Turmoil at congress of Germany party swiping votes from Merkel

January 30, 2015 10:04 PM

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Turmoil at congress of Germany party swiping votes from Merkel

BREMEN, Germany (Reuters) - The congress of a eurosceptic German party that is stealing votes from Angela Merkel's conservatives got off to a turbulent start on Friday, with delegates in the Alternative for Germany (AfD) squabbling over the agenda and debate rules.

With a post-war record 2,200 delegates, the AfD party congress is more than twice as large as Merkel's CDU party meetings, but with size and the novelty of having been formed just two years ago comes the almost inevitable in-fighting.

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