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AfD parliamentary leader in Saxony-Anhalt: Poggenburg resigns from AfD top offices – Politics

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 | bitcoin updates


The party and faction leader of the AfD in Saxony-Anhalt, André Poggenburg, resigns from both offices. This announced Poggenburg to the parliamentary group in the past week, said the group on Thursday in Magdeburg. Poggenburg was after a speech on the political Ash Wednesday, in which he had called the Turkish community in Germany, inter alia, as a "cumin dealer" and "camel driver" in the criticism.Poggenburg wants to give up the chairmanship of the AFD parliamentary group at the end of the month, said the AFD Group Executive Committee on Thursday in Magdeburg with. He justified his decision by saying that he wanted to "put pressure on the party and the faction." Poggenburg had previously announced his resignation after a vote of no confidence. The learned the German press agency on Wednesday evening from faction circles. In a secret vote of confidence by the faction on February 27, the 42-year-old received only three votes from supporters.17 MPs voted against him, two abstained. Poggenburg then announced that it would resign no later than next Monday. NDR, WDR and "Süddeutsche Zeitung" were the first to report about the vote of no confidence. Poggenburg itself was initially not available for comment. A group spokeswoman did not want to comment on the reports at first. As the dpa further learned, the occasion for the debate and the subsequent withdrawal of trust was feedback from the district associations after Poggenburg's controversial speech at Political Ash Wednesday in Saxony. There he had vilified Turks living in Germany as "carmine traders" and "camel drivers" who had "no business in Germany and nothing to report". Poggenburg had been criticized internally for a long time. This brought him not only nationwide outrage but also internal party criticism. The district associations reported more withdrawals and the withdrawal of membership applications. Poggenburg, who also leads the quarreling Saxony-Anhalt regional association, has been internally criticized for some time because of his leadership style.NDR, WDR and "Süddeutsche Zeitung" reported, citing participants in the meeting at the end of February, they had asked Poggenburg to resign from the group chairmanship , and also advised him to resign as party leader in Saxony-Anhalt. Too much feared, "to be put through his behavior in the far right corner," as the research network cited an AFD MP. "Poggenburg failed, above all, in itself." Three AFD members had already left the once 25-member faction in the Magdeburg state parliament. Poggenburg's method of work caused criticism, it said from the faction. He lacks the capacity for self-criticism and good leadership. (AP)

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