"Europe and Germany need to form a new government quickly – without Merkel," Petry said.
She condemned Merkel's statements that self-isolation cannot be a solution to the migration crisis, and called on the German Chancellor to heed the criticism.
"Merkel's statements are nothing but an indication of boundless arrogance and political incompetence. She takes decisions that are doomed to failure instead of taking the advice of [her] European partners," Petry added.
Her remarks came after the German news network Deutsche Welle reported that the Bundestag does not rule out Merkel's resignation because she "always said she wants to avoid a scenario of her losing the elections like Helmut Kohl and that she may step down on her own."
Merkel, who enjoyed high popularity ratings early last year, has grown increasingly isolated in recent months and public pressure has skyrocketed for her to abandon the country's open-door policy toward refugees arriving from the Middle East and Africa.
An opinion poll conducted in late January revealed that at least forty percent of Germans are not satisfied with the country’s migrant policy and want Merkel to resign.