Markus Frohnmaier

Versions of names: Маркус Фронмайер, Маркус Корнель Фронмайер

Markus Frohnmaier is a German politician. He is a member of the German Bundestag since 2017 representing the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) / Alternative for Germany. In Bundestag, he is a full member of the Economic Cooperation and Development Committee and a substitute member of the Foreign Committee.

Frohnmaier was a press speaker for the current AfD leader Alice Weidel, as well as former party leader Frauke Petry. Until February 2018, he was a federal chairman of the AfD-affiliated organization "Junge Alternative" (Young Alternative), which German intelligence authorities suspect of extremist activities. In 2015, he travelled to Saint Petersburg to meet with controversial Russian political analyst Aleksandr Dugin, who advocates for modern forms of fascism and retains close ties to President Putin. He also illegally travelled to the Crimean peninsula in 2016.

Corresponding elections

The seventh presidential election in Russia was held on 18 March 2018. With the exception of the election in Russia-annexed Crimea, this election is considered legitimate. The election held in Crimea for the Russian presidency is internationally considered to be an illegitimate election, see more on this at the election page 2018 Russian presidential election in annexed Crimea. The election took place under restrictions on fundamental freedoms and limited space for political engagement.