After the withdrawal of his rival Katy Hoffmeister of the way for Philip Amthor at the CDU land Chairman seemed to be free. However, the lobbying allegations to scratch the pristine paint of the CDU-bearer of hope. He must now face uncomfortable questions.
Rostock/Berlin/town of Spornitz (dpa) - Despite the massive lobbying allegations against the CDU Bundestag Deputy Philip Amthor country's Minister of justice, Katy Hoffmeister (CDU) maintains its withdrawal from the race for the CDU land Chairman in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
There is no reason for you to reconsider your decision. "The idea, "what if", not from my point of view at the Moment," said Hoffmeister in Rostock. A week ago, they had withdrawn their candidacy to the high office back. Thus, Amthor, of the party since Friday because of his commitment to the US-American IT-company Augustus Intelligence also internally in the criticism is the only candidate.
The 27-year-old CDU politician, had lobbied the Federal government for the American company, described this as an error. He had set the activities and share options granted is returned. Amthor continues to aim for the CDU land Chairman. In the evening, he wanted to Express himself in the town of Spornitz, in the circuit Board Ludwigslust-Parchim to his plans.
The CDU associations in Vorpommern-Greifswald and Mecklenburg had Amthor before the rest of your have confidence in, and support assured. The CDU land Executive Committee comes together, then on Friday in Güstrow. In a non-public session is Amthor, who is expected to advise on further action in the case of the Chairman election. The North-East of the CDU is required after the surprising resignation of your bearer of hope Vincent Kokert to the beginning of the year a new country boss.
Amthor had withdrawn as a result of the lobbying allegations, and a possible closeness to Ex-the protection of the Constitution CEO Hans-Georg Maaßen on Tuesday from the Bundestag Committee of inquiry into the Islamist attack on the breitscheidplatz in Berlin. Maaßen will be interviewed by the Committee.
From the point of view of the FDP group in the Bundestag has the case of lobbying is suspected, the Amthor negative consequences far beyond the individual. "The operation has been added to the policy as a whole a great disservice," said the First Parliamentary Manager of the FDP parliamentary group, Marco Buschmann, in Berlin.
"It is confirmed by a whole series of false stereotypes." The Public and "populist Spinner" moved now to the conclusion: "This is this so-called democracy: democracy is, when we choose, and make the bags full. The impression that is fatal," says Buschmann. He also said that the Bundestag rules, where applicable, its transparency, for disclosure to a tax in addition to income of members nearest to it. Any Form of consideration, which have a monetary value, should be subject to the obligation of Transparency.
According to the Bundestag administration, the Transfer of stock options as in the case of Amthors is not notifiable. At the time of this transaction, no assets to begin to flow, but the right to buy shares at an agreed price. Parliamentarians will have to show the intention of the SPD parliamentary group in the future stock options in the income.Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 04:36