Germany: Neo-Nazi politician to be voted out of post after outcry

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Just days after being elected the head of a local authority in central Germany, a member of the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party (NPD) may not take up his post after all.

The local council in the village of Altenstadt-Waldsiedlung in the state of Hesse moved to annul the vote on Monday.

The village made headlines in Germany after the council unanimously elected NPD politician Stefan Jagsch to a district leader post last Thursday.

The NPD, an ultra-right party with neo-Nazi ties, has been classed as “anti-constitutional” by Germany’s highest court and long been viewed as taboo for Germany’s mainstream parties.

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