German Far-right Party Loses Support in General Election

The NPD wins only 1.3 percent of the vote but remains stronger in the former communist east.

Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party won only 1.3 percent of the vote in Sunday’s general election, 0.2 percentage points below its showing four years ago. Parties in Germany need 5 percent to make it into the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament.