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World Dobrindt wants to deny AfD access to offices in the Bundestag.

14:30  24 november  2020
14:30  24 november  2020 Source:   zdnet.de

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CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt has called for a change in the Bundestag's rules of procedure to prevent the AfD from having access to parliamentary offices. As an example, Dobrindt named the post of Bundestag Vice-President in Berlin on Tuesday, to which the AfD is entitled according to the rules of procedure. A parliamentary group that behaves as "unparliamentary" as the AfD is not allowed to occupy such a post.

CSU-Landesgruppenchef Alexander Dobrindt hat eine Änderung der Geschäftsordnung des Bundestags gefordert, um der AfD den Zugang zu parlamentarischen Ämtern zu verwehren. © Tobias SCHWARZ CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt has called for an amendment to the Bundestag's rules of procedure to deny the AfD access to parliamentary offices.

As a justification, Dobrindt referred to the incidents in the Bundestag buildings last week. There, troublemakers who had been invited as guests by AfD MPs had insulted politicians because of the Corona measures. It is clear to him that "such groups cannot be given positions in Bundestag bodies," said Dobrindt.

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The Bundestag is the German federal parliament. It is the only body that is directly elected by the German people on the Federal level.

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The CSU politician suggested discussions with other parliamentary groups in order to change the rules of procedure of the Bundestag for the coming legislative period. As a "special act of audacity" Dobrindt criticized the fact that the AfD wants to put its deputy Harald Weyel up for election in plenary on Thursday as Bundestag Vice President. "The AfD is on the way to becoming the next NPD," said Dobrindt. "The radical forces continue to prevail."

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Parliament's rules of procedure also stipulate that the opposition factions may take over the chairmanship of Bundestag committees according to a certain distribution key - currently the AfD is the chairman of the influential budget committee. Dobrindt also wants to have this regulation checked with a view to the AfD.

Making such changes to the rules of procedure legally secure is "anything but an easy exercise," said Dobrindt. "But there has to be a reaction from the House when a faction behaves that is completely unparliamentary."

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