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Germany: Continued resistance in the CDU against Maaßen

In the CDU there is still resistance to a nomination of the former head of the protection of the constitution, Hans-Georg Maaßen, for a Bundestag candidacy in southern Thuringia.

Berlin - The news of a possible candidacy of Maaßen "I, like many others, took for an April Fool's joke," said the CDU MP Tankred Schipanski to the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland. He wonders why the search for suitable candidates in Thuringia is not conducted "more intensively". Maaßen comes from Mönchengladbach, which is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Schipanski added: "The basis of values ​​of the CDU - freedom, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human dignity and democracy - requires a clear demarcation from the AfD and the left, as is stipulated in our party congress resolutions Therefore, only those in the CDU should stand for election who support this basic consensus. "The election of the FDP politician Thomas Kemmerich as prime minister showed how "destructive the relativization of the AfD" is.

"The CDU Thuringia shouldn't afford that a second time." Before Schipanski, the Federal Government's Eastern Commissioner, Marco Wanderwitz (CDU), had already criticized Maaßen's candidacy and described it as "madness". The CDU district association Schmalkalden-Meiningen wants to nominate Maaßen as a candidate for the Bundestag.

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