NPD has chance of entering state parliament

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1 September 2006, SCHWERIN, GERMANY - Germany's extreme right-wing NPD party is on course to gain enough votes to enter a second state parliament, according to an opinion poll published Friday. The NPD is seen clearing the 5 per cent hurdle necessary to gain representation in the legislature of the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania when elections are held on September 17. An infratest-dimap survey conducted for the north German broadcaster NDR showed the NPD winning 6 per cent of the vote c

1 September 2006

SCHWERIN, GERMANY - Germany's extreme right-wing NPD party is on course to gain enough votes to enter a second state parliament, according to an opinion poll published Friday.

The NPD is seen clearing the 5 per cent hurdle necessary to gain representation in the legislature of the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania when elections are held on September 17.

An infratest-dimap survey conducted for the north German broadcaster NDR showed the NPD winning 6 per cent of the vote compared to 51 per cent for the ruling coalition of Social Democrats and the Left Party.

The NPD is already represented in the Saxony state parliament, while another right-wing party, the DVU, sits in the legislature in Brandenburg, which surrounds Berlin. Both those states are in eastern Germany.

DPA

Subject: German news

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