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AfD parliamentary Deputy posts: Otten fails on the first ballot

355 votes he would have needed to be as a Bundestag Deputy elected. But the third candidate, the AfD has set up was far, far away. The party wants to compete with defending politicians, Otten again.

The AfD is again failed with the attempt to have a Deputy from their ranks to the German Bundestag, Vice-presidents choose. In the first ballot, Gerold Otten from the national Association of Bavaria, 210 attributable to the members of Yes-votes, 393 parliamentarians voted against it, and 31 abstained.

In this first ballot, the so-called "Chancellor majority" of currently 355 votes would have been required. A total of three rounds of voting are possible in the third round of voting would then be sufficient for a simple majority of Yes votes. For the Bundestag, the Bureau will be voted on in a secret ballot.

Otten criticized the behavior of the other parties in the Bundestag.

AfD wants to Otten re -

AfD leader Alexander Gauland announced already, Otten will once again set up as a candidate. The process is not evidence, "that it's all about people". Otten accused the other parties, they continued "their policy of obstruction".

The 63-Year-old is since 2017 in the German Bundestag and member of the defence Committee. After 20 years as a professional in the army, he worked as a soldier for many years for the European aerospace group Airbus.

From circles of the Union was heard in the run-up to the vote, Otten considered to be a moderate representative of the AfD. Among other things, of the sides of the Green, however, was given, Otten have attended the "funeral March" of the AfD in Chemnitz - in-a-row with Björn Höcke, Andreas Kallbitz and other representatives of the right national wing of the party.

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