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AfD under observation : Seehofer will examine the consequences of a party membership for civil servants

the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU), in his Ministry of the check, the consequences can have a AfD-membership for civil servants and employees in

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AfD under observation : Seehofer will examine the consequences of a party membership for civil servants

the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU), in his Ministry of the check, the consequences can have a AfD-membership for civil servants and employees in the public service. "This is a question that we are still considering very carefully. It is often brought to our attention," said Seehofer, the spark-Newspapers from Tuesday. The FDP welcomed the step and called for rapid results.

Seehofer said that he had asked his Ministry, "this issue of membership and what are the obligations for officers in terms of political restraint, to check very carefully for me". This exam should be complete in some weeks. The examination of political activities by civil servants and state employees should apply for all directions, both "Right - to-left radicals".

number of people Affected is unclear

The decision of the house to deal with the legal situation and the obligations of state employees, regardless of the recent decision of the Federal office for the protection of the Constitution to classify the party as a "test case", - said Seehofer.

The FDP interior expert Benjamin Strasser called the test "useful" and "long overdue". He criticised the fact that they have to "last for weeks". It was "an important question that soon answers must be". The citizens have a right to it, "that our public servants are only on the ground of the basic law, but also according to his principles of action".

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How many members in the AfD nationwide as civil servants or employees of authorities, is the spark, according to a report in unclear. The indication to the professional in the party's entry to the AfD information on a voluntary basis. A Search of the spark-Newspapers revealed that among the 281 members of the party seats in the Bundestag and in state parliaments, currently at least 46 officers, including some retired.

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be sued by The Federal office for the protection of the Constitution in the past month, the AfD in total, for the test case, in the open accessible sources evaluated had declared. The right "wing" of the party and the youth organisation Junge Alternative, the Constitution guards ranked as a "suspected case". Both organizations are now allowed to be intelligence agents monitored. The AfD had announced a lawsuit against the protection of the Constitution and its classification of the party will take legal steps. (AFP)

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