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Schäuble: AfD has no legal claim to the Vice-President post

After it has failed with three candidates for the Bundestag Vice-Post, threatening the AfD with the response to the constitutional court and with new candidates. President of the Bundestag, Schäuble, has a clear opinion about such announcements.

President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble has rejected the Position of the AfD, you have a right to a Vice-President post in the Parliament. There is no legal right but merely a "date" in the rules of procedure of the Bundestag, that each group could propose a candidate, said Schäuble, the German press Agency, adding:

"It is only Vice-President who gets in a secret ballot the votes of a majority of the members of the Bundestag. And if a proposed candidate does not receive this majority, then he is not Vice-President. There's nothing Unclear in it."

"Why should I let you force me?"

not Yet had to get three AfD candidate this majority. The party is thinking of moving in front of the Federal constitutional court. It threatens also to make each session a candidate for the election. To do this, Schaeuble said: "Why should I let me to force by threat as a freely elected member of the Bundestag for a decision?"

The AfD group Chairman Alexander Gauland said: "It is bad that the President of the Bundestag should represent all the groups making such Statements. Ultimately, the Federal constitutional court will clarify this."

in Accordance with the articles of Association of the Bundestag, a Deputy to the post of President to each group. President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble of the CDU. The Chairman President shall direct the Bundestag meetings, monitor the speaking time of deputies, may issue admonitions and also in the hall reference. Vice-presidents Hans-Peter Friedrich (CSU), Thomas Oppermann (SPD), Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP), Petra Pau (The Left party), Claudia Roth (Alliance 90/The Greens).

Glaser, Harder-Kühnel and Otten failed

The AfD had initially nominated Albrecht Glaser for this Post, restrict, among other things, because of the claim in the criticism that the basic law's guarantee of freedom of religion for Muslims. He fell in three rounds of voting - just as later, the second candidate, Mariana Harder-Kühnel.

finally, the AfD is set then the defense politicians Gerold Otten to choice. He failed in the first ballot, but for re-election.

the third AfD candidate Otten fails, 11.04.2019 Atlas |Germany |Berlin

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