According to CDU General Secretary PaulZiemiak, the AfDimmer is more like the NPD. He therefore excludes cooperation with the right-wing populist party. "The AfD moves to where the NPD once had its place, from blue turns brown," writes Ziemiak in a guest post for the mirror .
The aim of the AfD is not cooperation with the Union, but its destruction. Coalitions or any other kind of cooperation would be "a betrayal of our Christian Democratic values," the CDU politician said. Ziemiak stands thus clearly against the 17CDU state and local politicians in Thuringia, who have spoken out for talks with theAfD.
Especially clear words Ziemiak found for Björn Höcke, the Thuringian fraction leader of the AfD. "Höcke is for me a Nazi and the AfD with him on the way to NPD 2.0," wrote the CDU Secretary General. The AfD is building open and visible bridges to right-wing extremism. "The often formulated relativizing excuse that the AfD is more than a hiding place and more than the" wing "classified as a suspected case by the German intelligence service has been refuted by Alexander Gauland on the evening of the Thuringian state election," he wrote. Gauland said there, Höcke did everything right and said.
From Ziemiak's point of view, the AfD is a party that "largely pursues a völkisch-authoritarian political approach and questions fundamental principles of our constitution." The party is talking to the homogeneity-oriented national community. "That's how it began in 1933," wrote the CDU politician.
In view of their defeat in the state election and unclear conditions in the formation of a government had 17 Thuringian CDU members in a letter the readiness for talks with all democratically elected parties called - including the AfD and the left. The party leadership in Berlin then referred to the incompatibility resolution from the previous year.