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By Amir Abedi

Fresh electoral good fortune of the liberty get together in Austria, checklist Pim Fortuyn within the Netherlands, the People's celebration in Denmark and the nationwide entrance in France have tested the attraction of events that problem the political institution. This publication seeks to provide an explanation for why those events have accomplished a political step forward, yet in contrast to different experiences within the zone doesn't pay attention to just one form of get together. in its place it makes an attempt to figure out preconditions for the luck of anti-political institution events quite often, heading off any time particular or ideology particular factors.

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60 Because of its radicalism Clann na Poblachta was often characterized by the other parties as having unconstitutional, communist or even fascist tendencies. That was a characterization that the party strongly objected to. 2 percent of the votes in the -511948 parliamentary election. While, like Clann na Talmhan, it participated in the first inter-party government, the party’s leadership decided not to rejoin it in 1954. In 1957 it even withdrew its external support from that second inter-party government, which, consequently, led to the coalition’s fall and new elections.

Nevertheless, the party openly supported the policies of the Soviet Union and those of the GDR, from where it received most of its funding. 5 percent of the votes in elections to the Bundestag. 46 On the other side of the ideological spectrum, in 1952 the neo-Nazi Socialist Reich Party (SRP) suffered a fate similar to that of the KPD, when due to its overt rejection of the democratic system, it was outlawed by the Constitutional Court. Many SRP voters consequently switched to the right-wing extremist German Reich Party (DRP) which, while not openly anti-democratic, promoted policies similar to those of the SRP.

The FRP attacked the “senile” establishment parties, the taxation system, called for the complete dissolution of personal income tax in the country, and for the drastic reduction of government bureaucracy. As a result of its program the Progress Party was isolated in the Folketing, the Danish parliament. However, that did not -40adversely affect its electoral fortunes. The party won more than 10 percent of the votes in each of the four elections between 1973 and 1979. 0 percent of the votes). 30 When immigration became more salient as a political issue in the late 1980s, the FRP adopted a strong anti-immigrant stance.

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