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Election of the Bundestag Vice-President: criticism of AfD candidate Otten

The AfD's with a new candidate in the election of the Bundestag Vice-President. To the Post of Deputy Otten is applying today. Because of the participation in the "funeral March" in Chemnitz Otten in the criticism.

After several failed attempts, the AfD is today, with a new candidate in the election of the Bundestag Vice-President. To the Post of Deputy Gerold Otten is applying this time. The party had first sent to the members Albrecht Glaser into the race, and then a member of Parliament Mariana the Harder-Kühnel - this had failed at the ballot last Thursday, for the third Time.

The 63-year-old Otten since March 2013 member of the AfD, he sits on the defense Committee of the Bundestag. He is also third Vice-Chairman in Bavaria. As Otten in 2017, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the AfD in Bavaria, he said, "to stand with both feet on the ground of the Constitution," and that he wanted to represent the entire political spectrum of his party. Therefore, he suggested, according to a report in the "world" Katrin Ebner-Steiner as a representative. It is considered to be Höcke-follower.

criticism because of participation in the "funeral March" in Chemnitz

From circles of the Union was heard, Otten considered to be a moderate representative of the AfD. The Green MEP Sven Kindler announced already, not for Otten's voices. Reason: The participation of eets to the "funeral March" of the AfD in Chemnitz, where he is to be seen in a series with Björn Höcke, Andreas Kallbitz and other representatives of the right wing of the party.

For closer cooperation with Russia

At the Munich security conference in February published Otten on a right Blog a Video in which he called for closer cooperation with Russia in the energy sector as positive. One must also take into account the Russian perspective and the concern that the Expansion of NATO, he demanded.

In Russian state channel "Sputnik" claimed Otten, in Germany, new parties would be considered extreme right and the Nazis discredited, this was when the AfD is the case - and this was also in the Green in the 1980s. At a campaign appearance in August 2018 Otten said that he had sometimes the feeling that the political opponents would bring the AfD to the loved ones on the pyre. The freedom of expression is in serious danger, this will remind you of the darkest times.

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