Far-right NPD party loses case over German minister’s opinion

Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party has lost a case it brought against the families minister, Manuela Schwesig, over disparaging comments. This follows their defeat in a similar case against the President.

The NPD had complained over comments made by Schwesig during the recent parliamentary election campaign for the state of Thuringia. In a newspaper interview, Schwesig had made the comment: “The number one goal is that the NPD does not make it into the parliament.”

The NPD accused the minister of breaching her duty of neutrality and interfering with the campaign, and made a complaint before the Federal Constitutional Court.
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