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January 11, 1972
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The Bavarian chapter of the reputedly neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD)held its first caucus of the new year Sunday in Munich. Its president, Siegfried Poehlmann, a lawyer, said he would stand for re-election only “if the atmosphere is favorable.” The NPD was recently reported to be undergoing a trend toward moderation following the resignation of its national chairman, Adolf Von Thadden. The party suffered a crushing defeat in the last national elections and has since lost most of its seats in the various state legislatures. Poehlmann is regarded as one of the party’s extremists and the Bavarian chapter is considered a stronghold of rightist, anti-parliamentarian sentiment.

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