Tino Chrupalla

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Chrupalla in 2019

Tino Chrupalla (born 14 April 1975) is a German politician, and Member of the Bundestag since 2017 of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. In November 2019 he was nominated by Alexander Gauland to replace him as co-chairman and duly elected to that position.[1]

Life and politics[edit]

Chrupalla was born 1975 in Weißwasser in eastern Germany and passed his Meister exam (Meisterprüfung) as House painter and decorator in 2003.[2][failed verification]

Chrupalla entered the AfD in 2015 and defeated the later Minister-President of Saxony Michael Kretschmer in the electoral ward of Görlitz [ de ] in the 2017 German federal election.[3]

He is one of five vice-chief whips of the AfD federal parliamentary group.[4]


  1. ^ "AfD wählt Tino Chrupalla zum Nachfolger von Gauland". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 30 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ Fromm, Anne (January 2, 2018). "„Sächsische Zeitung" und die AfD: „Da gehört er hin"". Taz.de. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ "AfD gewinnt an der Neiße". Sächsische Zeitung (in German). 24 September 2017. Archived from the original on 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ Biermann, Kai; Geisler, Astrid; Holzinger, Christina; Middelhoff, Paul; Polke-Majewski, Karsten; Steffen, Tilman (October 24, 2017). "AfD-Abgeordnete: Rechts bis extrem im Bundestag". Zeit.de. Retrieved 2 September 2019.