It is a secondary aspect, but not insignificant: AfD leader Alexander Gauland even in the sights of constitutional protection? On Tuesday, the Federal Constitution had been known to protection (BfV), the AfD was officially a "test case" – and the AfD-youth and the law, national "wings" by Björn Höcke "suspected case", for their observation, theoretically, even V-people used and personal data can be stored. On the question of whether Gauland, which is counted as "wing", had answered a BfV-representative, evasively. Gauland had known in the past, never in public as a "wing"pendant. But on Wednesday, participants, reports, protection of the Constitution chief Thomas Haldenwang said this at the session of the interior Committee, He may see evidence that Gauland count the "wings".
In the case of the right-wing populists try to give yourself unimpressed. The message: We continue with business as usual. Public Self-Criticism: Nothing. The classification as a "test case" was legally a non-message, which means nothing more than that of the protection of the Constitution to check the AfD. Politically, it looks different, the AfD knows. Behind their hands, AfD officials talk about the concern, the decision of the constitutional protection could cost-mainly in the West of Germany's votes. Also a member kicks out of a slump in donations and a Newly-feared members.
AfD checks remedies
after the racist protests in Chemnitz, the AfD-tip had convened a working group of the protection of the Constitution, which should prevent an observation. This was on the one hand, the task of party exclusion procedures and guidelines for members to prepare, what Expressions are unacceptable. This brought the working group when more radical AfDlern the reputation as the "Stasi". On the other hand, the task force should prepare a legal argument for the case that it comes to observation.
the AfD of the Bundestag, Roman Reusch, former chief Prosecutor in Berlin, is a member of this task force. He is of the view that the current classification is not intended as a "test case" in the law. "We are right to check. It is, in particular, goes to the question of whether this can be trumpeted,“ he told the daily mirror. This is a public discrediting without a legal basis. "It is a matter of throwing Dirt."
movement in Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia
The AfD must consider, however, whether pulls you in court. If you lose, go the shot to the back. In addition, you might get to do a lot: According to the decision of the Federal office several country have drawn authorities for the protection of the Constitution the consequences. So, too, the Saxon protection of the Constitution has classified the national Association of AfD as a test case, and the Young Alternative (JA), as well as the "wings" as a suspected case. "In the opinion of the BfV, there is enough evidence for us," said the President of the authority, Gordian Meyer-Plath, on Wednesday the daily mirror.
The process is noteworthy, since Saxony could not even take part in a collection of material to the AfD. And although the party in the free state is particularly strong and Parts of close to the extreme right milieu. The country office provided, however, information about the AfD-politician, who had noticed with extreme Statements. For this purpose, the member of Parliament Jens Maier, who praised 2017, the NPD counts.
movement is also in NRW. Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul (CDU), said the protection of the Constitution will edit the Association of AfD as a test case. The chief of the Thuringian constitutional protection, Stephan Kramer, welcomed the step of the BfV – made of a special reason. Kramer had decided in September 2018, Björn Höcke led the Thuringian regional Association of the AfD as a "test case" to be classified. Thus, the Thuringian constitutional protection was a nationwide pioneer. And Höcke responded. He and the national Association of AfD filed in November and in December, the Thuringian constitutional court in Weimar lawsuits against Kramer and against the country's interior Minister Georg Maier (SPD). The AfD people also disagreed with the judge because he has a party of the Left, and, allegedly, not without prejudice, the complaints can be the judge.
the BfV rating of the overall party as well, strengthens Kramer in the conflict. The Federal office's decision "confirms us in our initial assessment," said Kramer to the daily mirror.
Who belongs to the "wings"?
one way or the other to adjust the AfD now is to make in Thuringia and Brandenburg election campaign with the two top candidates are in the sights of constitutional protection. Björn Höcke, and Andreas Kalbitz are prominent representatives of the "wing", was declared by the Federal office for the suspected case. Kalbitz itself has several extreme right-wing references in his past. However, he is allowed. The decision of the BfV, he says: "The political Motivation is transparent, also for the voters." In the East the people would have a certain amount of scepticism, with regard to the monitoring by secret services. He expects no negative effect at the state election.More about
Young Alternative Why the AfD-youth decaysMaria Fiedler
For the protection of the Constitution will now be set the challenge of who he else belongs to the "wings". A fixed organization of the flow is not.