BERLIN, April 19 Frauke Petry, leader of the
Alternative for Germany (AfD), said on Wednesday she would not
lead the anti-immigration party's campaign ahead of a Sept. 24
"In order to put an end to all speculation in this regard, I
am using the opportunity of this video message to clearly state
that I am neither available for a lone lead candidacy nor for
participation in a top team," she said on Facebook.
The AfD is holding a party congress at the weekend to decide
on its leadership line-up for the election, at which the party
is expected to win sufficient support to enter the Bundestag
lower house of parliament for the first time.
(Reporting by Michelle Martin and Hans-Edzard Busemann; Writing
by Paul Carrel; Editing by Madeline Chambers)