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    A spokesman for the AfD reportedly explained that the image was used deliberately to describe the mainstream nature of a certain “extremist” left-wing organisation.

    The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has committed a possible gaffe while choosing an image for its new platform aimed "against left-wing extremism", Ruhr24 reports.

    As the media outlet points out, the party apparently sought to use the picture of Joseph Stalin to illustrate a post "Interventionist Left", but instead used a joke image of Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone portrayed as the famous Soviet leader.

    ​An AfD spokesman told DPA, however, that this wasn’t a mistake, claiming that this particular image was used show that "the described left-wing extremist organisation is too mainstream".

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    gaffe, image, Alternative for Germany (AfD), Joseph Stalin, Sylvester Stallone, Germany
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