President-election at the Goethe-University: Rejected candidate Horz: election procedure reform

The psychology Professor Holger Horz will attack the process and the outcome of the presidential election at the Goethe-University is not legally. Although a co

President-election at the Goethe-University: Rejected candidate Horz: election procedure reform

The psychology Professor Holger Horz will attack the process and the outcome of the presidential election at the Goethe-University is not legally. Although a competitor would suit any prospect of success, he wanted the University but not by a legal battle damage, he said the F. A. Z. Horz, Director of the Academy for educational research and teacher education at the Goethe University, had applied, in his view, the succession of the President, Birgitta Wolff, but was from the Board of Trustees, not to the choice permitted. This had caused the University Senate to severe criticism, since he was regarded as a promising candidate. The new President was elected last Wednesday, with the smallest possible majority of the biology Professor Enrico Schleiff.

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Horz a member of the Senate at risk, now, in his own words, that the procedure of presidential election reform. The basic order of the University, respectively, the Hessian higher education act should be amended so that the candidates for election in a consensus-oriented process would be determined. The University Council and the Senate would have to proceed with the agreement; a right of veto in the Council, the attack, after the determination have agreed to Commission a suitable candidate, is superfluous.

electoral reform in this year?

He was "almost sure" that the rules would be amended in this sense, said Horz – probably even before the inauguration Schleiffs on 1. January. In October will be expected to consider the basic order Commission of the Senate, belongs to the Horz with the theme. Also, the Hessian Minister of science Angela thorn (The Greens) have been shown to be open for changes.

in Principle, the Board of Trustees exercises to Horz’ words, an important function. External advice is valuable for the University. However, such a body must be "independent", and it should not try to carry out "policy on electoral lists". The Professor desires that the members of the University Council – personalities from science, economy, culture and professional practice – will in future be elected by the Senate and the University Board together. Currently, five Council Representatives will be determined by the Senate, four by the Presidium and the Foundation Board of Trustees of the University. Add to that an emissary of the Ministry of science. The representative of the country as the most important donor to the University keeps Horz is essential.

"A strategic error"

He suspected that his desire to change the position of the High school Board, was a reason that he was not admitted to the election. It might have been a "strategic mistake" by him, the University Council Chairman Matthias to raise Smaller with such Considerations against itself. Criticism of his appearance and his appearance, which culminated in the statement that he was "präsidiabel", takes Horz, in his own words, is not serious. He knew how to present themselves appropriately and care is not a "post-pubertal attitudes," he said.

The close election, Horz expected in this Form of "plus/minus two votes," he said. Spicy the result is for him, too, because with a polishing pad, a representative of the "list of higher education" has won – although the Horz was their official candidate for the presidential election. He knew Schleiff "very long and very good", so Horz. "Eventually, we will have the distance to talk adequately with each other about what happened." That he could enter the office Schleiffs as a Vice President in the high school, of lock Horz. The outgoing President of Wolff, had withdrawn their application for a second term before the third ballot, paid tribute to he of respect for this decision. "She has shown this in a very serious Situation size."

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 01:19

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