Mrs. Kropp, the German Bundestag is to elect this Thursday, the AfD-politician Mariana Harder-Kühnel to the Bureau. This is a turning point?
a right-wing populist party, seeking for a position in the Bundestag, the Bureau has a new quality. That Parliament, newcomers have made it only after a few Try to the Presidium of the Bundestag, it has, however, been more often.
I think because of the Green. The moved in 1983 for the first time in the Bundestag. Only eleven years later, they have managed to make with Antje Vollmer, your first Bundestag Vice-President. The Left-politician Lothar Bisky is in the case of election to the Bureau on several occasions . Finally, the members agreed to choose Petra Pau, the Bundestag Vice-President.
Was justified by the excitement at that time?
The Greens are initially noticed with strong provocations. Over the years, they have been integrated completely in the Parliament operating. The Same is true for the PDS, now the left party. We can say that The Bundestag has changed in the two groups more than Vice versa.
We can observe in the Parliament, as a rule, something that we call the informal role of integration. Most of the officials want to be their task to represent the office to the outside. Therefore, you decide quickly, the provocations and constructive.daily mirror tomorrow location order your Free copy of Sabine Kropp is the owner of the chair "Political System of the FRG" at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of the FU Berlin.Photo: private
Will be the at the AfD?
I'm skeptical. The AfD has two parts. One is based on the Parliament. Its representatives want to constructively engage in politics, for example in the committees or in the plenary of the Bundestag. One of this wing, Mrs Harder-Kühnel. The other part of the AfD sees itself as a movement. The representatives reject the basic democratic values and representative democracy. Here, the AfD has two souls in the chest – and we don't know where the party as a whole will develop. In this respect, a contrast to the history of the Greens, rejected the parliamentary system never.
Keep the excitement to a woman Harder-Kühnel justified?
As Vice-President Harder would have represented Kühnel the Bundestag to the outside. At the same time, parts of your party are opposed to the Institution of Parliament itself, to make you again and again, contemptuously. To this extent, the discomfort of the other groups to Mrs Harder is-Kühnel understandable.
Sabine Kropp since 2013, the holder of the chair "Political System of the FRG" at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political science of the Free University of Berlin.More about
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