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THE German Communist Party (DKP) was included on a list of 54 parties released on Friday that will contest the country’s parliamentary elections in September.
The announcement by the federal returning officer comes after the DKP successfully overturned a ban in an appeal to the Federal Constitutional Court which was heard last week.
DKP chairman Patrik Kobele described the court victory as “a resounding slap in the face” for the returning officer Georg Thiel, who was supported in his attempt to ban the party by the Left party.
Supporters had taken to the streets in protest at the attempt to block the DKP from participating in the election on spurious administrative grounds.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will retire after the election, bringing an end to 15 years of premiership.
Armin Laschet will be the joint Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union candidate to replace her.
Polling suggests a tightly contested election between Mr Laschet and the Green Party’s candidate Annalena Baerbock.
Olaf Scholz of the Social Democratic Party trails in third place.
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