Doris von Sayn-Wittgenstein

Doris von Sayn-Wittgenstein:

The state chairman of the AfD in Schleswig-Holstein, Doris von Sayn-Wittgenstein, has to leave the party.

As a party spokesman announced today, the Federal Arbitration Court of the party the request of the Federal Executive Board for party exclusion instead.

The decision had fallen in the last instance because of party damaging behaviour. The 64-year-old is due to alleged contacts with right-wing extremists in the criticism.

Sayn-Wittgenstein, who belongs to the right-wing national wing of the AfD, is said to have supported an association classified by the Thuringian constitutional protection as a right-wing extremist.

The party leadership had accused her of a supporting membership in the association "memorial site". The club stands on the so-called incompatibility list of the AfD.

Only elected end of June as country chairman

With the party exclusion of Sayn-Wittgenstein is no longer state chairman in the northernmost state, said the AfD.

It had been re-elected as chairman by the AfD national association only at the end of June, despite the exclusion procedure initiated by the federal executive.

The 64-year-old declared after the announcement of the exclusion, she will take legal action against the decision of the party.

"This may be the last resort at the party level," said Sayn-Wittgenstein NDR Schleswig-Holstein: "I will go before the ordinary courts."

Sayn-Wittgenstein wants to remain: "There is no passage"

She wants to continue to be a country chair, said the 64-year-old with emphasis: "We have no passage, which I can only be chairman if I am a member.

" Even Ludwig Erhard had been chairman of the CDU, without being a member, so by Sayn-Wittgenstein. She has the trust of the members at least those who have chosen me.

According to AfD, the post of country chairpersons remains vacant until a by-election. According to a party spokesman, the business of the state association until then led by the two deputies Joachim Schneider and Roland Kaden.

Group leader Nobis welcomes the decision:

Jörg Nobis, chairman of the AFD parliamentary group in Kiel, welcomed the party's exclusion.

The decision of the Federal Arbitration Court sends an important signal to the AfD as well as to the public, according to Nobis: "For the members of the AfD there is a red line,

which always leads to the end of membership - regardless of which function or which office Member of the party currently holds.

" Nobis sees differently that Sayn-Wittgenstein can still hold her chairmanship: "With the delivery of the ruling of the Federal Arbitration Court, her membership in the AFD is over and she can no longer remain or be the country's chairman."

Tomorrow, the verdict falls to the faction exclusion

Von Sayn-Wittgenstein had been expelled from the AFD parliamentary party in December - also about the support of the classified as a far-right club.

Zayn-Wittgenstein had challenged this decision because she saw herself injured in her parliamentary participation rights.

In about 24 hours the Constitutional Court wants to announce its decision in the case. In 2017, she would almost have landed on the federal executive board

In December 2017, the camp around the AfD-right-wing and "wing" boss Björn Höcke had sent the then little-known of Sayn-Wittgenstein even surprisingly in the race for the national presidency of the AfD.

She eventually withdrew her candidacy after a stalemate when Alexander Gauland stood for election.


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