Lammert also criticized former AfD leader Frauke Petry for leaving the party straight after the election.“The fact that a party chairman doesn’t join her own faction, and then leaves no room for doubt that this decision had risen long before the election, reveals a cynical relationship with political mandates,” Lammert said.Petry quit days after the AfD became the third largest party in the Bundestag, winning 94 seats. Also On POLITICO Angela Merkel’s new refugee dilemma By Janosch Delcker The outgoing president of the German parliament, Norbert Lammert, rebuked the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) for saying it will “hunt” Chancellor Angela Merkel.“A parliament is not a hunting ground,” Lammert told Die Welt, urging the AfD’s newly elected MPs to take their position seriously. “This requires linguistic discipline in debates.”“Dear friends, now that we’re obviously the third biggest power … the government has to buckle up. We will hunt them. We will hunt Frau Merkel … and we will reclaim our country and our people,” the AfD’s Alexander Gauland told supporters in Berlin after the election.