National Democrats Party

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New Zealand National Democrats Party
ChairpersonAnton Foljambe
Founded1999
Dissolved2007
Headquarters Christchurch
Ideology Conservatism
Nationalism

The National Democrats Party (NDP) was a small right-wing political party in New Zealand, formed in 1999 by Anton Foljambe.

The party described itself as "New Zealand's only conservative political party". It was generally regarded as crypto-fascist, but not racist. Foljambe ran as an election candidate two or three times, with poor results. Kyle Chapman became Deputy Chairman of the NDP, and ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Christchurch in 2007, pulling approximately 1% of the vote. [1]

Kyle Chapman is a New Zealand political activist, the former national director of the New Zealand National Front (NZNF), a white nationalist political party. He has stood unsuccessfully three times for the Christchurch mayoralty, first for the National Front and then for the National Democrats Party.

The party's policies included strident anti-communism and anti-feminism, the restoration of capital punishment and corporal punishment and strong national defence. It advocated a "corporatist" constitution, and had a conspiratorial view of world events.

Anti-communism Opposition to communism

Anti-communism is a political movement and ideology opposed to communism, both as a theory and more specifically as it presented itself under socialist states governed by Marxist–Leninist communist parties. Organized anti-communism developed after the 1917 October Revolution in Russia and it reached global dimensions during the Cold War, when the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in an intense rivalry. Anti-communism has been an element of movements which hold many different political positions, including conservatism, fascism, liberalism, nationalism and social democracy as well as anarchist or libertarian and even socialist and anti-Stalinist left viewpoints.

Foljambe resigned from the party in 2007. The party now appears to be defunct. Its website is no longer operational.

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References

  1. "The wackiest candidates win our votes". nzherald.co.nz. 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. Making waves - or possibly up for a salute or three - on the Mainland was Kyle Chapman, former National Front leader standing under the National Democrats banner for Christchurch mayor.