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as a result of his candidacy as AfD Federal President, the CDU initiated an exclusion procedure against OTTE. This had not raised an objection.

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The former chairman of the arch-conservative values ​​union, Max Otte, has been excluded from the CDU. The CDU district party judge Cologne had followed the application of the CDU federal board "due to party behavior", the CDU Cologne announced on Wednesday in Düsseldorf.

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da Otte did not appeal until the deadline on August 1st, he was "now no longer a member of the CDU". The Cologne CDU welcomes the decision of the district savings agent because it “very clearly affirms that violates the principles of the CDU of any kind of cooperation with the AfD and entails party law consequences”.

The exclusion procedure had been strained after the 57-year-old business professor had run for the office of Federal President in mid-February. Otte belonged to the CDU for a good 30 years. Already in April he announced during the ongoing proceedings not to defend himself against a throwing out.

the chair at the Value Union , which is not an official CDU association, but sees itself as a "conservative basic movement" in the Union, he had already resigned at the end of January.

The Cologne CDU boss Bernd Petelkau said that Otte had significantly violated the principles and values ​​of the party through his behavior. "I am glad that the district savings attendance has punished this with the only correct consequence of the only correct consequence: the exclusion from our party." (Dpa)

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