Extremist Connections Pirate Party Shrugs Off Members' Far-Right Pasts

Germany's Pirate Party, riding high after its surprise success in recent Berlin city-state elections, has been hit by news that some of its members were once affiliated with the far-right NPD. Analysts warn that its relaxed attitude towards the revelations will render it vulnerable to attack from jealous rivals.  
Von Fabian Reinbold und Annelie Naumann
Pirate Party delegates in Kiel, northern Germany.

Pirate Party delegates in Kiel, northern Germany.

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