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German extreme-right party NPD, again, not banned

German extreme-right party NPD, again, not banned

The Nationaaldemocratische y of Germany (NPD) is not prohibited. That the constitutional court of Germany decided.

The sixteen German federal states had asked for a ban on the NPD, which, according to the internal security forces “racist, anti-semitic and revisionist”.

The court ruled that the NPD a hostile attitude when it comes to the constitution, but that the party is not a threat to democracy in Germany and not prohibited.

Critics had previously warned that a ban probably would not. There are considerable hurdles to take before a party can be prohibited and in addition, the party has already had a lot of meaning lost. The party is only at the municipal level.

In 2003, it was also already tried the party ban, but did not succeed then. The NPD, founded in 1964, is the oldest extreme right-wing party of the Federal republic of germany and has approximately 5200 members.

It is in the past sixty years, only two times happens that a German party is prohibited. In 1952 the Sozialistische Reichspartei (SRP) is prohibited. Four years later, this is also the Communist y of Deutschlands (KPD).

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