Conflict membership: Kalbitz to leave the AfD for the time being

After a decision of the Federal court, the AfD arbitration of the Brandenburg AfD-politician Andreas Kalbitz to the party for the time being history. A decision

Conflict membership: Kalbitz to leave the AfD for the time being

After a decision of the Federal court, the AfD arbitration of the Brandenburg AfD-politician Andreas Kalbitz to the party for the time being history. A decision in the arbitration court of learned circles in a rush, with seven votes, with one vote against and one abstention, on Tuesday met, the F. A. Z. from the Party. A week ago, the regional court of Berlin had decided that Kalbitz should be with all Rights in the party was taken "to a legally binding conclusion of the proceedings before the Federal court of arbitration of the AfD". Previously, his membership on the initiative of the AfD heads of Jörg Meuthen due to an alleged concealment of membership in a neo-Nazi had been cancelled tables of the Association by the Board of Directors.

Markus Wehner

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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The Federal court of arbitration has decided, according to the now that Kalbitz could not remain in the AfD, since he would be involved as a member of the Federal Executive Board of the decisions could be explained to an exclusion to be void. The AfD group Chairman Alexander Gauland told the F. A. Z. doubt that the decision of the arbitration court is lawful. "It is contrary to the judgment of the district court, the rule of decision in an interlocutory proceeding," he said. Similar to the German Bundestag Roland Hartwig said. "The decision of the Federal arbitration court may not overturn the judgment of the district court, after the only in the proceedings on the merits can be decided."

The dispute is this Friday politically significant, as the AfD Federal Executive Board meets in Suhl, Thuringia to a meeting. After that, a closed meeting is scheduled with all the country chairs of the AfD. Kalbitz has announced their intention to attend Meetings. From the Federal Executive Board it is, you won't create a scandal. "I don't think it would be wise of Mr Kalbitz, to refuse the award of the arbitral Tribunal during the interlocutory proceedings, the respect," said the AfD-Chairman Meuthen of the F. A. Z. In the main proceedings will decide the Federal arbitration court, apparently, at the end of July.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 11:20

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