According to jungewelt.de, the decision of the Federal Electoral Committee, which observers referred to as a "cold party ban", was challenged by the DKP on July 12 in Karlsruhe with a so-called non-recognition complaint.
The Federal Constitutional Court now followed the basic lines of the DKP's argumentation. The loss of party status does not already occur if a party submits several accounts that are not timely within a period of six years, according to the decision.
The DKP chairman Patrik Köbele spoke on Tuesday to jungewelt.de in a first reaction of a "victory across the board ". The reason given by the court was a "resounding slap in the face for the federal returning officer." The attempt to jeopardize the existence of the DKP "by bureaucratic means" was rejected. This success is also a "result of the great national and international solidarity that we have experienced."