Popular Party for Freedom and Direct Democracy

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The Popular Party for Freedom and Direct Democracy (FDDV) is a political party founded by the head of Pegida Germany, Lutz Bachmann.

Founding Declaration of intent 2016

They intend to work with the far-right political party AfD in the 2017 elections. In an interview in July, Bachmann insisted he did not intend to stand for the leadership. He also claimed the new party would not seek to overshadow the Alternative for Germany (AfD). “We shall support the AfD in the next elections (scheduled for 2017) and shall only field candidates in a limited number of constituencies,” Bachmann said. He added that relations between the two far-right movements were mostly good and that “only together” could they serve their mutual cause. [1]


  1. Agence France Presse '- Pegida starting political party as authorities mull ban over extremism', The Guardian, Monday 18 July 2016. Accessed 13 September 2016.