Political restraint: Seehofer lets party membership of officials examine

In mid-January, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution declared AfD a "test case". Interior Minister Horst Seehofer now wants to check the compatibility of party membership and obligations of civil servants.



According to a media report, Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has his house examine the obligations civil servants and public employees have if they have a party book. This question is more frequently brought to the Ministry, said Seehofer (CSU) the newspapers of the Funke media group.

"That's why I asked my house to raise this issue of membership and what obligations for an official in terms of political restraint to scrutinizing for me." This should be completed in four to eight weeks.

Examination is independent of classification of AfD as "test case"

According Seehofer run the test in general. It applies "for both right and left-wing radicals, regardless of the latest AFD decision of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution."

In mid-January, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution had declared AfD a "test case". The authority wants to look more closely at the right-wing national wing of the AfD and the Junge Alternative. Both were classified as "suspected cases". The protection of the constitution speaks of a suspicion, if in its opinion "sufficiently important clues" exist for it, that this is an extremist effort ".


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REF: http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/bundesinnenminister-horst-seehofer-laesst-partei-mitgliedschaft-von-beamten-pruefen-a-1252825.html