Whatever his decision, the party is damaged just seven weeks before important regional elections.
It did however run for the local and regional elections in November 2005.
In the 2010 regional election the party gained 26.2%, its best result ever.
The last regional election took place on 15-16 February 2009.
The last regional election took place on 28-29 March 2010.
In the German regional elections earlier this month, not even that was clear.
In the 2010 regional election it won a mere 4.3% of the vote, which was however its best result ever.
In 2010 they stand for the national, regional and local elections.
The first regional elections were held on May 8, 1949.
The regional elections were held on the same day as the federal election.