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German anti-Islamic movement Pegida to found party
Germany's anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant Pegida movement said Monday it is seeking to found a political party but stressed it would not seek to draw votes from populist far-right group AfD.
The new grouping would be called the Popular Party for Freedom and Direct Democracy, or the FDDV by its German acronym, movement head Lutz Bachmann said at a meeting in Dresden, Pegida's eastern stronghold.
Bachmann -- convicted and fined in May for inciting racial hatred by branding refugees "cattle" and "scum" on social media -- insisted he did not intend to stand for the leadership.
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