The young alternative Berlin is without leadership. The head of Berlin National Association of AfD forced newly elected board of AfD youth organization to resign last week. The time to learn online from party circles. Since n, young alternative Berlin has practically ceased to exist as its own association. In order to revive organisation, Federal Association of Young alternative would have to use a board, which could n organise a new election.
The background is a power struggle for political course of Youth Association. At end of November, Berliner had elected ir board of directors at 7th Regional Congress. The approximately 70 present members of former board member Jannik Brämer again elected Vice-chairman. However, re is a Parteiaus closing procedure against Brämer. The police had sought former Yes treasurer in May with arrest warrant.
The police began to investigate against Brämer because of suspicion of dangerous assault. He was noticed in a failed protest action by Identitarian movement observed by constitutional protection: about 50 followers of this völkischer youth movement had tried in mid-May to protest for a protesting of federal department in Berlin Climbing. Brämer was supposed to have almost a civilian policeman in front of building as a driver of a transporter. The official had to jump to side to dodge vehicle. He was hurt.
Brämer was a short time after action even for party friends no longer reachable. When time Online reported that police were looking for him by arrest warrant, he declared his resignation as treasurer in writing.Arrest warrant?
Internal consequences also followed: The young alternative Berlin announced that it had thrown out of its ranks according to association's law. The National Association of AfD Applied for Brämers party exclusion at beginning of June at national arbitration. According to party's internal rules, participation in Identitarian movement is incompatible with a AfD membership.
In August, however, Brämer expressed on Facebook that he was still a member of AfD because party court had not yet decided on final decision. In addition, arrest warrant was lifted. Brämer had already given himself to police.
Party colleagues certify Brämer a great ego. His prehistory did not prevent him from running again at end of November for National Board of Yes. His alleged exclusion from yes did not matter anymore. The participants of Provincial Congress should have been aware of Parteiaus final proceedings against Brämer, his commitment to Identitarian and investigation process.Plain spoken
At electoral assembly, camp of Burschenschaftler and Identitarian followers around Jörg Sobolewski met more moderate members of National party around outgoing country chairman Thorsten Weiß. In power struggle outweighed right-wing camp and chose Brämer as deputy chairman. An affront to Country Party, which at least publicly tries to keep radical forces at a distance.© Michael Heck Tilman Steffen Editor in Department of Politics, Economy and society, time online to authors page
The election Brämers sparked outrage in AfD National Board. In crisis talks, new yes-tip was asked to resign immediately. Orwise status as youth organisation of AfD Berlin will be recognised, it was said. Last Thursday evening, re was a last meeting in which "quite plain" was spoken. After a short discussion, Yes board declared that it was dissolved as time went online from party circles.folder on a Identitarian demonstration
In Berliner AfD, incident was interpreted as a power test of Yes with AfD National Association. "Brämer has completely underestimated political consequences of his candidacy," says a party official. In or federal states too, young alternatives are more radical than party. Numerous executives have already been worn out in power struggles and bullied out.
The AfD officially rejects cooperation with Identitarian movement. But in fact, many party functionaries do not adhere to this requirement of party board. The young alternative, in internal action recommendations, has so far deliberately opened backdoors in dealing with Identitarian in its own ranks. The action before Ministry of Justice showed that anor young alternative was involved. Even Brämer himself had already been in use 2016 as a folder on a Identitarian demonstration in Berlin.
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