|Member of the European Parliament
1 July 2014
|Leader of the
National Democratic Party of Germany
|Preceded by||Günter Deckert|
|Succeeded by||Holger Apfel|
14 April 1952 |
Viersen, North-Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
|Alma mater||FH Aachen
Munich School of Political Science
|Service/branch||German Air Force|
|Years of service||1984-2009|
Udo Voigt (German: [ˈuːdo foːkt]; born 14 April 1952) is a German politician who was leader of the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany from 1996 to 2011. He served as an aviation engineer and captain in the German army. Since 2014, he has been a Member of the European Parliament.
From September 2006 until 2010 Voigt was an elected member of the Berlin municipal government in the Treptow-Köpenick district. Previously he has been unsuccessful at the European Parliament elections and when running for mayor of Saarbrücken.
On March 13, 2008, Voigt was charged (for at least the second time in his life) with incitement (Volksverhetzung) for distributing racially-charged pamphlets. In 2009 he was given a seven-month suspended sentence and ordered to donate 2,000 Euro to UNICEF. Voigt protested the charge, claiming it was politically motivated.
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