The German Communist Party (DKP - Deutsche Kommunistische Partei) was formed in West Germany in 1968, in order to fill the place of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), which had been banned by the Federal Constitutional Court in 1956. It was to a great extent born out of the Extraparliamentary Opposition.
The party remained relatively small, never winning more than 0.3 percent of the total votes in federal elections.  Many members of the DKP left the party after the re-unification of Germany and joined the newly formed Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), a descendant of the Eastern German Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).
For the 2005 federal elections, the DKP endorsed the ticket of the Left Party, successor to the PDS.
It publishes a weekly newspaper, "Unsere Zeit."
Historical: The Original KPD Founded in 1918, banned in 1956.
Communist Party of Germany (1968)
Communist Party of Germany (1990)
Berlin Political Personalities
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Articles and News Stories
A Huge Step Towards Left Unity in Germany - Victor Grossman on Die Linke - MR Zine
A Berlin Commune Fights Developers
The Köpi in Berlin's Mitte district is a symbol of the city's far-left scene.
The Cold War as Ancient History
An American journalist interviews Berlin high school students.
German Intelligence Service Spies on Berlin Social Forum
Spying was made public by Der Spiegel and confirmed by the Berlin Senate.