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Merz warns towards AfD and calls get together “decline for Germany”

Friedrich Merz warned against the AfD Friedrich Merz warned against the AfD

Friedrich Merz warned towards the AfD

Source: Boris Roessler/dpa

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At an look in Hesse, CDU chief Friedrich Merz mentioned that the AfD was not another for Germany, however relatively the “downfall for Germany”. A very good month and a half earlier than the European elections, Merz warned towards voting for the get together.

DA very good week and a half earlier than the European elections, CDU federal chairman Friedrich Merz warned towards voting for the AfD. The get together is now thought of to be undoubtedly right-wing extremist, mentioned the 68-year-old at a marketing campaign occasion in Hanau. It can be below remark by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.

In mid-May, the North Rhine-Westphalian Higher Administrative Court confirmed that the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution can classify the AfD as a suspected case of right-wing extremism. The AfD state associations in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are categorised as undoubtedly right-wing extremist by the state places of work for the safety of the structure.

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“This is not an alternative for Germany, this party is the downfall of Germany,” mentioned Merz. And not simply from an financial viewpoint, however above all from an ethical viewpoint. “If even Mrs. Le Pen from France throws these people out of the joint group in the European Parliament because they have become too unsavory for her, then the German people should not vote for these people either.” The European elections will happen on June ninth.

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Merz had beforehand attended the award ceremony for the Peace of Westphalia for French President Emmanuel Macron in Münster on Thursday and was subsequently a bit of late in arriving in Hanau. The CDU chief praised Macron's angle in the direction of Europe, even when they don't must agree with all the pieces. “Someone has a clear idea of ​​what this European Union must achieve in the coming years,” mentioned Merz. That it should develop into extra impartial, extra sovereign and extra able to taking motion.