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World: Interview about the AfD: Federal Constitutional Court reprimands Seehofer

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Horst Seehofer (CSU), Bundesminister für Inneres, Heimat und Bau, beim Interviewtermin mit der dpa im September 2018. © dpa Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Home and Construction, at the interview with dpa in September 2018.

2018, the Federal Interior Minister of the AfD threw "state-disrupting" behavior in an interview in front. As a result, he should not have published the text with his statement on the ministry's website, according to the Karlsruhe judges.

Federal Constitutional Court reprimands Seehofer

In the dispute over an interview statement by Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU), the Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the AfD is right. Seehofer had criticized the dpa party and then reproduced the press agency's text on the ministry's website. According to the judges in Karlsruhe, Seehofer has inadmissibly used state resources to disseminate political party statements. According to the judges, "the publication of the interview on the ministry's website violates the requirement of strict state neutrality", which violates the AfD's "right to participate in political competition on an equal footing".

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The interview was given by Seehofer in September 2018. Immediately before that, the AfD faction had tried to have the Federal President's budget discussed in the Bundestag. Her accusation: Frank-Walter Steinmeier advertised "for a large-scale left-wing event" by supporting a concert against racism of the link point band Feine Sahne Fischfilet, which was temporarily monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Seehofer commented on this in the interview with the words: "This is extremely dangerous for our state." One cannot "chancellorize the Federal President as at the fair". That is "state-destroying". He also said: "They oppose this state. They can say a thousand times that they are democrats."

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After publication, the Ministry had posted the dpa text for two weeks on the other media reports on its website. However, Karlsruhe had expressly prohibited this in 2018: At that time it was about the former Federal Minister of Education Johanna Wanka, who wanted to show the "red card" to the AfD in an official press release from the Ministry. A "partisan" statement by a federal minister in the political struggle violates the equal opportunities of the parties "if it takes place either using the resources associated with the ministerial office or with a recognizable reference to the government office, in order to give it a special credibility based on the authority of the office or To give weight, "said the judges.

In the judgment against Seehofer, the judges emphasize: "The statements made in the interview are not constitutionally objectionable as participation in the political opinion struggle." However, the Minister of the Interior, by publishing on the website, "resorted to resources that are only available to him because of his government office and used them to participate in the political struggle".

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