Green Chairwoman: Ricarda Lang rejects allegations of nepotism

Against the background of the personnel disputes in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Green Party leader Ricarda Lang has sharply rejected accusations of nepotism by the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder against her party.

Green Chairwoman: Ricarda Lang rejects allegations of nepotism

Against the background of the personnel disputes in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Green Party leader Ricarda Lang has sharply rejected accusations of nepotism by the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder against her party. Mistakes happened and they were clearly acknowledged, Lang said on Sunday evening in the ARD program "Report from Berlin". The Greens are also happy to accept criticism. “But if that comes loudest from the CSU and Markus Söder, among others, the one with the amigo affair, who made nepotism into a kind of working model with the mask affair, then you have to honestly say that there is an accusation of double standards also more projection."

Among other things, Lang referred to the mask affair in which members of the Bundestag and state parliament from the CDU and CSU were involved. During the corona pandemic, they received a lot of money for arranging protective masks.

At the CSU party conference on Saturday, CSU leader Markus Söder asked Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) to fire his State Secretary Patrick Graichen. Otherwise the Graichen affair would be a Habeck affair.

Graichen has been under massive criticism for days because he was involved in the selection of the new managing director of the German Energy Agency, Michael Schäfer, even though he is his best man.

Söder criticized the personnel policy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs as a whole. "The whole green clan is somehow occupied there," he said, "brother, sister, uncle, aunt." And if you keep looking, you're sure to find some Schwippschwager. "This is nothing but green corruption," he said.

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