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The CDU and the AfD in Saxony : Klingbeil calls for clarification of Kramp-Karrenbauer

The SPD looks at the appeal of the Dresden political scientist Werner Patzelt as the author of the Saxon CDU election program notes to an impending collaboratio

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The CDU and the AfD in Saxony : Klingbeil calls for clarification of Kramp-Karrenbauer

The SPD looks at the appeal of the Dresden political scientist Werner Patzelt as the author of the Saxon CDU election program notes to an impending collaboration with the AfD. "Parts of the CDU, your choice seems to be a coalition with the AfD, in spite of all the assurances of the party leadership", said the Secretary-General of the Federal SPD, Lars Klingbeil, on Wednesday the daily mirror.

Klingbeil stated That: "the CDU of Saxony, the program now allows the proponents of a collaboration between Union and right-wing populists of your choice to write, can not accept the Federal Chairman, if it is serious, and no coalition with the AfD wants to." He urged the new CDU leader to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be clear: "The CDU must finally exclude a coalition with the AfD, by decision. The people have the right to know what they are in the Union."

Sachsen-CDU had announced at the weekend that the Pegida-Versteher applicable Patzelt will be voted for the CDU in the beginning of the state election campaign - on the 1. September - support. Together with the country of the Secretary-General Alexander Dierks, he has to write the electoral programme. Patzelt has advertised several times in the past for a black-and-blue cooperation. In 2015, he urged Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), an Alliance with the AfD in the Federal. In the past year, he recommended a black-and-blue coalition of Saxony, should - such as surveys expect the since 2014 President of the regional government of the CDU and the SPD, the majority miss the mark.

Patzelt: CDU must up to the right edge

In an Interview with the magazine "Cicero" dominate Patzelt did not want to repeat its recommendation for an Alliance with the AfD. On the question of whether the refusal of the CDU land chief and the Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer, a black-blue coalition was the right thing, he said: "Because every reference to a possible cooperation between the Union and the AfD would trigger a for the CDU are harmful to the scandal, all the insinuations of such a nature." Because the AfD is acting in the yet of the CDU-dominated half of the field, and was not the Central political opponents of the CDU: "The fighting, by declaring him to be a Partner."

conversely, not observed Patzelt, that the further to the right than any other country associations - Saxony - represents the CDU, the rights of voters sufficiently. "So we are working on it, that again, the CDU dominates from the middle to the right edge and integrated," he said the "Cicero".

Before the calling of the Merkel-critic Patzelts the country-CDU has made him, apparently, to the condition that he renounces advances to the AfD, how the daily mirror learned. He should also occur, as in the past, AfD events or in any other way for the radical right-wing party. In March 2017, for example, a speaker was Patzelt on "extremism conference" in the AfD in Berlin.

The scientist says talks with the AfD

"I'm going to said during the time in which I do not accept responsibility for the CDU, load, invitations to the AfD", Patzelt "t-online.de". "Two already prior to his work in the CDU program Commission talks said at the AfD in the Parliament in political groups, he had cancelled at the last weekend.

so Far, he had dealt with invitations to the AfD as the invitations from other groups in society also. Criticism was directed against him personally, that he had to endure. "As part of the election team of the CDU is true of the criticism of performances of mine at the AfD, but also my party," said Patzelt. To provoke "such a criticism would be party-injurious behavior. Such will be mine."

Kretschmer defended the appeal

Kretschmer, excludes a coalition with the AfD after the state election, supported the appeal Patzelts. In October of last year, he agreed to the from lower Bavaria-born political scientist, in an interview with "time in the East": "He always has a clear point of view." In his opinion, the claims of Pegida deal, to understand the motives of the participants, he located the right one. "But Werner Patzelt is not this requirement has not passed, in the Saxon CDU. We have to be self-critical," said the Saxon head of government.

Werner Patzelt in December 2018 in the ARD-Talkshow Maischberger.Photo: Horst Galuschka/Imago

The MDR quoted Kretschmer with the words: "I know Werner Patzelt a very long time and appreciate him as a very critical, but quite convinced Democrats that has brought me in the past few years, very often criticism, if he has kept the right to do so. That's why I'm glad he participates in the election program of the CDU. He is a conservative Conscience. But someone who analyzes very profound and thoughtful."

the scientists are opening up the door for a CDU-AfD-could be a coalition, don't want to see the CDU land Chairman: "This is insulting and not a good attitude to democracy if you have people who have maybe a different Position or to other points of view, equally discredited." On Twitter, the Saxony-CDU wrote, Patzelt, "a true reinforcement for our Team". And: "The nervous reactions of our political competitors only show that we are on the right path."

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Matthias Meisner

In polls for the Saxony election, the CDU was between 28 and 30 percent, the SPD, between ten and eleven, which Left between 17 and 18 percent, the AfD between 24 and 25 percent, the Greens between six and nine percent and the FDP between five and seven percent.

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