Considered, calm, with a tendency to melancholy, that’s how Friedemann Meyer describes himself. He has learned to find his inner calm and to keep it. Because from this he draws strength. And he needs that too: His day begins at 5 a.m. with the care of his demented mother, then it goes to the Stuttgart state parliament, where he has been working as a speaker for the AfD parliamentary group for transport, the environment, energy and climate since December 2018 – running alongside the election campaign for the state elections, which was restricted by the pandemic. In the evening it goes home to “mother” as he says – the busy day is over around 10 p.m.