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National Democratic Party of Germany

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National Democratic Party of Germany
LeaderFrank Franz
Founded28 November 1964
Hard Euroscepticism
Political positionFar-right
European affiliationAlliance for Peace and Freedom
European Parliament groupNone
ColoursBlack, White, Red

The National Democratic Party (German: Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is a far-right political party in Germany. It is usually just called the NPD. It was formed after the Deutsche Reichspartei dissolved in 1964.

It is not the same as the old Hessian Nationaldemokratischen Partei. That was one of the parties which joined to form the Deutsche Reichspartei in 1949.

The German government tried to get the NPD banned in 2003, but the Bundesverfassungsgericht threw the case out when some of the leaders of the party turned out to be agents or informers of German security services, including the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which still lists the NPD as a dangerous organisation because its policies are a threat to the peace and stability of Germany and the constitution. The NPD is also referred to as being Neo-Nazi, as it openly opposes Turks, blacks, gays and Jews.

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  1. "Neonazis in der NPD auf dem Vormarsch". sueddeutsche.de. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009. Das neonazistische Spektrum hat seinen Einfluss innerhalb der NPD ausgebaut.
  2. "Neo-Nazi NPD party takes hold in municipal vote in Saxony". thelocal.de/. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2009. The neo-Nazi NPD party has representatives in every county council in the eastern German state of Saxony after it increased its share of the vote in municipal elections on Sunday.