In the 2016 Saxony-Anhalt state election, the Af D reached second place in the Landtag, receiving 24.2% of the vote.
Between 31 March and the Af D founded affiliates in all 16 German states in order to participate in the federal elections.
Founded in April 2013, the Af D narrowly missed the 5% electoral threshold to sit in the Bundestag during the 2013 federal election.
In 2014 the party won seven seats in the European election as a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists.
However Af D voter support in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania appears to have come from both left and right wing parties with support for the SPD down 4.9%, CDU down 4.1%, The Left down 5.2%, Alliance '90/The Greens down 3.9% and support for the National Democratic Party of Germany halved, dropping 3.0%.
Rising support for the Af D meant that The Greens and the NDP failed to reach the 5% threshold to qualify for seats in the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and consequently lost their seats.