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Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Leader Udo Pastörs
Founded 28 November, 1964
Headquarters Berlin
Ideology Nationalism,economic nationalism, social economics, national socialism
European affiliation none
European Parliament group none
Colours Black, White, Red
Website
http://www.npd.de/
Politics of Germany
Political parties

The National Democratic Party (German: Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is a right wing political party in Germany. It is usually just called the NPD. It started 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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