Horst Seehofer accused the AfD-criticism - the constitutional court today announced the verdict | policy

After interior Minister Horst Seehofer criticized the AfD in an Interview as "a state of catabolic", has sued the party, the CSU politician. Now the verdict i

Horst Seehofer accused the AfD-criticism - the constitutional court today announced the verdict | policy

After interior Minister Horst Seehofer criticized the AfD in an Interview as "a state of catabolic", has sued the party, the CSU politician. Now the verdict is announced.

Minister of interior Horst Seehofer expected today is a ruling of the Federal constitutional court. The plaintiff was my AfD , because Seehofer of the behavior of the Bundestag had called group, in an Interview as "a state of catabolic". The decision of the constitutional court in a similar case, gives a glimpse of how the current procedure will turn out.

Karlsruhe - Because he described the behavior of the AfD parliamentary group in an Interview as "a state of catabolic", sued the party's Federal Minister of the interior, Horst Seehofer (CSU) . The Federal constitutional court is now announcing this Tuesday expected to be at 10 a.m., to be verdict to the sharp criticism of the CSU-politician. The highest German court in Karlsruhe must decide whether Seehofer as Minister was allowed to criticize the behavior of the AfD parliamentary group, such a sharp. Since the interview statements were published on the website of the Ministry, accuses the AfD to the Minister for a breach of his duty of Neutrality.

Seehofer described the AfD as the "state of catabolic"

In the later on the Ministry page Interview published in the September 2018 Seehofer about the AfD group, among other things, said: "I can't stand up in the Bundestag and as the President of the Federal Republic abkanzeln.

The state is corrosive .“ Well two weeks of the Interview was to be seen on the website of the interior Ministry. The AfD claims that the interior Minister had thereby infringed its law on equal opportunities of the parties , and accuses him to have state resources improperly for the dissemination of a party political statement used.

In a similar case in February 2018 the constitutional court ruled in a dispute over an AfD-critical press release by the former Federal Minister of education, Johanna Wanka (CDU) , that the Minister had violated the right of the party. Wanka had responded in the refugee crisis in 2015 on a demonstration call to the AfD with the Slogan "Red card for Merkel!" by Ministry-press release with the words "The Red card to the AfD and not the Chancellor should be shown".

+ Also, the CDU-politician Johanna Wanka, had to answer for criticism of the AfD before the Federal constitutional court.©dpa / Rainer Jensen

lawsuit against Seehofer - the constitutional court already ruled in a similar case

This went on for the constitutional judges, at the time, too far. So that all parties have the same opportunities, are members of the Federal government is committed to neutrality, were you in 2018. Accordingly, the Minister may, with criticism of their actions and projects, factually, deal with it. A "right to strike" but not .

earlier in February, had been observed in the Karlsruhe hearing, the Second Senate is not expected to judge under the court's vagina's President, Andreas vosskuhle, the Causa Seehofer much different. The judge questioned very> critical

Also interesting: Seehofer wants to say goodbye after 50 years from the policy - and announced a clear-cut.

AfD-Chef Gauland about Seehofer's statements: "not"

On the edge of hearing AfD leader Alexander Gauland had said Seehofer had not done in the beer tent, a slip-up. is "If I publish on the website of the Ministry of something, then it looks as if it is the state authority of office, and that the abuse of the AfD is then, so to speak, already part of the state. the And that is exactly what is not.

Seehofer had in this matter of his parliamentary state Secretary Günter Krings (CDU) represented. Krings had referred to the Statements as admittedly, "acuminate" . The tone in politics, but has become significantly rougher. A reaction should be possible, he argued.

by the Way: In terms of Coronavirus vaccine Seehofer said recently relatively optimistic. More Details to his statements you'll learn in the following Video.

dpa, AFP

Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 03:33

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