Current Event 3/17/12
However, in early 2011 a second attempt to ban the party was introduced by Hans-Peter Friedrich, and will be introduced to interior ministers in Berlin on March 22. This attempt will be supported by evidence from murders of nine immigrants and a police officer, committed last year. There has not yet been a connection between the possible perpetrators and the NDP, which was founded in 1964. A former representative from the NDP, Ralf Wohlleben, has been connected with the murders, accused of buying ammunition for the National Socialist Underground, which is the group responsible for the murders. As yet, there is no news to how this evidence will affect Friedrich's case on March 22, but some doubt that it will be enough to put into effect a complete ban on the party.
The NDP has a relatively small following, but still a large impact because of its extreme tendencies. If banned, the party would be the third to meet that fate after the Socialist Reich Party and the Communist Party of Germany. A renewed attempt to ban the party shows a progressive movement in Germany, and acceptance of more diverse peoples by the people and the government. Political cooperation between the federal government and both houses of parliament is also evident in this process, which is especially heartening in the wake of recent instability due to the resignation of former President Christian Wulff.