Mainz (dpa / lrs) - The promotion affair in Rhineland-Palatinate remains on the agenda of the CDU.

The parliamentary group now wants to sue the state government before the constitutional court.

The reason: The Ministry of the Interior only gave an inadequate response to the CDU's major inquiry about recruitment and promotion practices in the State Chancellery and the ministries.

The CDU member of the state parliament, Helmut Martin, had already announced the legal step in the last debate in the state parliament in this electoral period at the end of January.

The legal politician and the parliamentary managing director of the CDU parliamentary group, Martin Brandl, presented the content of the complaint on Thursday in Mainz.

Also there is the representative of the parliamentary group, Christofer Lenz.

The lawyer from Stuttgart is, among other things, a member of the constitutional law committee of the Federal Bar Association.

The CDU parliamentary group has long accused the state government of the SPD, FDP and the Greens of concealing.

With her answer to the big question of his group she had only tried to save herself from the time of the state elections on March 14th, Martin had said.

The resignation of Minister Ulrike Höfken and State Secretary Thomas Griese (both Greens) in the Ministry of the Environment, announced in November, was only an intermediate step.


Martin had attacked the State Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and FDP top candidate for the state elections, Daniela Schmitt, sharply in the state parliament - as before the CDU top candidate Christian Baldauf.

According to the state government's answer, 94 employees in the Ministry of Environment and 38 in the Ministry of Economic Affairs have been promoted without the required written assessment since 2016.

The CDU also bases its criticism on a specially obtained legal opinion from the Würzburg professor of public law, Ralf Brinktrine.

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