Mainz - The Rhineland-Palatinate AfD state chairman Michael Frisch is expected to become his party's top candidate in the state parliament election in March 2021. He could also imagine to succeed the outgoing parliamentary group leader Uwe Junge in the new state parliament, said the 62-year-old on Tuesday of the German press Agency in Mainz. So far, Frisch does not anticipate an opposing candidate. The state board unanimously asked him in February to take over the top candidate.\r\n\r\nThe top candidate was supposed to be elected at a state party convention in mid-May. Because of the restrictions in the Corona crisis, this party congress had now been postponed to the end of August - immediately after the summer break. There is still no exact date and location.\r\n\r\nJunge had announced the end of his political career after several years in central offices of the Rhineland-Palatinate AfD. Also for health reasons, he decided not to run for the state parliament, it said in a statement by the parliamentary group last Sunday evening. After the end of this legislative period in 2021, he would retire, the 62-year-old had announced.\r\n\r\nOberstudienrat Frisch from Trier was elected as the successor to Junge at a party conference in Bingen in November 2019. Boy hadn't started. Young missed the intended jump into the federal executive board of the AfD shortly afterward.\r\n\r\nFrisch had announced his candidacy for the chair shortly before the party congress. Before that, the deputy of the parliamentary group Joachim Paul waived in favor of Frisch. Paul had long been considered the most promising candidate. Then, among other things, the accusation had arisen that he wrote a contribution for an NPD-related magazine years ago, which he denies.