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Dispute in the SPD parliamentary group : Nahles' leadership style device in the criticism

The Bavarian SPD member of the German Bundestag Florian Post, who has distinguished himself as a critic of the party and the group leader, Andrea Nahles, to lose his seat in the economic Committee, and his function as a Rapporteur for the arms export policy. Post hinted at the decision in a statement as a criminal action. "I have represented my attitude and a social-democratic belief – especially in the case of the issue of arms exports to Saudi Arabia, which I reject, of course," he said. "Now I'm being punished for it." The message was that anyone Who does not feel, get to feel the harsh consequences. This could make "tomorrow, each of the other members as well," he warned.

Post is as a critic of Nahles and Confidant of Ex-foreign Minister and party leader Sigmar Gabriel, of the had been provided by Nahles and Vice Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, cold. The Bavarian Deputy was always noticed by critical notes to the SPD leadership. It was "the clear intention to make me muzzled," said Post. This is not going to reach". On the contrary, Now say and I act only as I think it is correct and how it corresponds to on top of that, the Decision of our party“.

in order that the Deputy was referring to his claim, to extend the arms export ban to Saudi Arabia, which expires at the end of March. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) the resumption of deliveries of the contributions of Saudi Arabia for a peace process in Yemen. To arms critics in the SPD, the suspect is also Vice-Chancellor of Scholz, with the strict criteria set out in the coalition agreement not to comply with.

"me, Andrea Nahles, has never spoken to deduct"

About the project of the SPD parliamentary group leadership, a Post from the Committee, had first reported "Spiegel Online". Accordingly, the group's leadership confirmed that the planned transfer to a targeted disciplinary measure against Post: the question of which members will be sent to the committees, would be "always a presence, and deviations from the voting behaviour of the group into account", said the Parliamentary group managing Director Carsten Schneider, the Internet portal.

Officially, the step in the group's leadership is based, according to "Spiegel Online" mathematically: it is Because of a SPD member of Parliament, Dortmund's Marco Bülow, last year the group left, had to give the SPD a place in the economic Committee.

Post also practiced harsh criticism of the leadership style of Nahles. "With me, Andrea has spoken Nahles never. Not a single Time. Although I have sought the call several times,“ he explained. He had to learn this hard decision, also by a journalist, say a lot about the style of Andrea Nahles and the handling in the group. "From a management person I would have hoped for more openness and a different style," said the Deputy. He will accept the decision now, but continue to do his job.

"Not constantly at the expense of own group profiling"

In the obviously sarcastic intent of Post added: "this is the Only good that Andrea Nahles was especially in their young years as a Deputy always in solidarity in dealing with the respective chairmen and always in solidarity, the has made, what is expected of the leadership." Thus he alluded to the fact that the former Juso-Chief and, later, the Bundestag, had criticized members again and again, SPD Chairman hart as, among other things, the then Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, in the dispute on the Agenda in 2010. Then you put the bad word of the "wrecking ball" of the welfare state in the world.

baden-württemberg's deputies, Ute Vogt, has criticized the handling of the Post: "It is always better to talk to than the people with a fait accompli," she told the daily mirror: "If such decisions are in the offing, it would be a sensible style, to discuss it with the group."

The North Rhine-Westphalian members Axel Schaefer did not only dealing with Post, but also the leadership style of Nahles and Scholz. "Of course you should not distinguish itself constantly at the expense of one's own group," he told "Spiegel Online": "But the measures we should avoid. Since Nahles shines through with Andrea, but also Olaf Scholz, unfortunately, still the authoritarian character of Juso-times.“ The shepherd said: "Nahles should reconsider its decision. So far, the committees have been occupied in agreement. In doing so, we should stay.“

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