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It seems to me that the SPD is largely in favor of such measures (rental price freezes) while the CDU generally opposes them.

Does the AfD have an identifiable position on this matter? (I think this is an interesting question because right-wing populist/radical parties generally aren't very right-wing on economics matters, particularly on state intervention in the economy.)

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The AfD is opposed to the freeze (link goes to a website of the right-wing extremist AfD) because it thinks that it will hinder investments.

See also here for the actions they want to take and potential conflicts of interest in the matter.

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  • A bit surprising I have to say. I would have expected them to be a bit more split on the matter, internally. Given how they've phrased that response it seems that they're most concerned with slamming the "red-greens", perhaps because they compete with them (more) intensely in the East. – Fizz Feb 28 at 15:07
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    @Fizz In my experience, right-wing extremist parties are also right wing in economic matters (at least in action, less so in rhetoric). The AfD specifically has been classified as market-fundamentalist and national-liberal (liberal regarding markets, not social policies). The national socialist wing of the party is a bit more populist in its rhetoric though. – tim Feb 28 at 15:15
  • I see. I guess this one aspect on which they diverge from France's FN (now NR). – Fizz Feb 28 at 15:16
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    If you look at the origins of the party, they were founded as an radical economic liberal party. This still defines their political positions in economics, even though they're now right wing populist. – miep Feb 29 at 19:03

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