A political party formed by Dutch pedophiles is unlikely to gather sufficient support to run in general elections next month.
The Brotherly Love, Freedom and Diversity party (PNVD) probably will not succeed in gathering the 570 signatures from supporters needed by October 10 to run in the national elections, the party's secretary Norbert de Jonge told Reuters.
The party was launched in May and its campaign for a cut in the age of consent from 16 to 12, and the legalization of child pornography and sex with animals has provoked widespread outrage within and outside the Netherlands.
The party managed to attract over 100 sympathizers on its Web site although several withdrew their support.
"They are afraid that their windows will be smashed, just as happened yesterday to our chairman," De Jonge said on Wednesday.