Wilhelm Von Gottberg Afd

BERLIN (oibrecords.com) - German Chancellor angela Merkel’s coalition wollen change ns rules for the ceremonial post des doyen von parliament after ~ it arised that an anti-immigrant party member might qualify zum it later this year.

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Wilhelm von Gottberg, a member of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) who transforms 77 on Thursday, would be the oldest member des the bundestag lower house if ns right-wing splitterpartei wins seats weil das the erste time in a Sept. 24 national election.

Current rules would certainly give him the honorary title von “Alterspraesident” (president über seniority) and allow him to offen the first session von parliament und make a speech.

But Merkel’s conservative bloc und the society Democrats (SPD), their junior coalition partner, decided on Tuesday that the post should be provided to ns longest-serving deputy quite than ns oldest one, said jedermann Kauder, ns conservatives’ houses of parliament floor leader.

Senior spd politician schneidbrett Oppermann said: “The inaugural meeting need to be angeführt by an experienced member des parliament, irrespective des which splitterpartei the person is a member of.”


The alters to die rules for the role des parliament’s doyen, i m sorry has bei the previous been held by noted German political leaders such together Willy Brandt, room due zu be agreed in April.

Gottberg once wrote that die Holocaust was used as an “effective tool zu criminalize Germans und their history” and said German refugees thrust out von eastern Europe after World war Two should schutz the right of return.

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Kauder denied proposal that die decision was taken because Gottberg is bei AfD member, speak it was “a development des the rule we’ve had nach oben until now”.

Finance Minister wolf Schaeuble, a veteran conservative, zu sein the longest-serving member von parliament. A trennung deputy since 1972, he is running again in September’s election.


AfD deputy leader Alexander Gauland criticized the decision, saying: “The other partys must be very scared des the AfD to already be resorting kommen sie such tricks purely zu prevent united state from being able to provide die president von seniority bei the following German Bundestag.”

The latest Forsa and Allensbach polls nur support zum the AfD at 7 percent, its weakest level an those polls since november 2015. Heftig infighting, a drop an migrant arrivals und the nomination of charismatic spanien chancellor candidate martin Schulz - who aussehen like a fresh different to merkel - oase hurt that is fortunes.

All ns other parties have said they will not form a coalition with ns AfD.

The AfD has been rocked über scandal this year with seniorin member Bjoern Hoecke phone call Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial a “monument des shame” und denying Adolf Hitler was “absolutely evil”. Reports have deshalb circulated des another seniorin AfD member marketing medals from the nazi- era featuring swastikas.

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Reporting by Thorsten Severin, andreas Rinke and Holger Hansen; Writing von Michelle Martin; Editing von Tom Heneghan


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