The Bavarian AfD group Chairman Markus Plenk wants to make his Post, from the group, and probably from the party to escape. "I'll leave the AfD group in the Bavarian Parliament," said Plenk on Friday the German press Agency in Munich - previously in the "mirror" reported on Plenks projects.
Whether he will also resign from the party, will Plenk decide on the weekend final. "I'm looking at currently." In the case, he would then move to CSU, and in their group.
The "mirror" quoted by Plenk with the words: "I'm sick of it, to be the bourgeois façade of a xenophobic and extremist party." The 49-Year-old announced late Friday afternoon for a more detailed explanation.
Plenk had led the AfD group since the autumn, together with the Co-chairs Katrin Ebner-Steiner-will retain their Posts. In contrast to Ebner-Steiner, which is part of the national "wings" of the AfD, and Plenk as rather moderate.
With Plenks outlet intensify the turbulence, in which the AfD group behind them, once more. Plenk is already the second Deputy for well over a week, leaving the group, according to the Central Franconia Raimund Swoboda. This had accused the AfD is a shift to the right, and criticized that individual members would "with the constant provocation as a radical right-wing Attitude cowboys". A further members, the upper Bavaria, Franz Bergmüller, joined Swoboda solid, threatened several members of Parliament with expulsion from the group and withdrew the request only in the short term, possibly because of the lack of prospects of success.More about
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The second outlet is a sign of a fierce internal dispute. Ebner-Steiner is regarded as a Familiar of the Thuringian AfD Rechtsaußens Björn Höcke, you and some other AfD members to be included in the national "wing" of the party. On the other hand, moderate members like - Plenk is more. (dpa)