Horst Seehofer’s resignation as party Chairman of the CSU, claims that he should lay down his position as Minister of the interior low-growing. “It is not sovereign, to stall for time and to stay for a few months in office,” said the Deputy Chairman of Bundestag Thomas Oppermann (SPD) of the Rheinische Post. With Seehofer in the office, a restart of the coalition could succeed. Oppermann asked him to show attitude and to take responsibility for his “serious political error”.

Seehofer had confirmed in the morning that he would give up his position as a CSU leader, but the Minister of the interior of the great coalition wanted to remain. “I’m a Federal Minister of the interior, and will exercise the office. The office of the Federal Minister of the interior is affected by this decision in any way,” said Seehofer, and announced a Declaration of “in the course of the week.”

SPD Vice Chairman Ralf Stegner Seehofer’s decision is welcomed. “If Mr Seehofer gives up his Offices, then that is consistent.” He added: “the fact That he was a troublemaker in the coalition since the summer, the can’t argue with that.” Maybe the step of reassurance.

interior Minister Horst Seehofer resigns as CSU-chief and remains interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants to resign before the party conference of the CSU. His office as Minister of the interior of the step is unaffected, says Seehofer. © Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

in addition to the coalition partner SPD and opposition parties Seehofer, calling on to resign. “Every day that Horst Seehofer, the Minister continues to be inside a day is too much,” said Green party chief Katrin Göring-Eckardt to the daily mirror.

Seehofer had to give up the party presidency, “in a second step,” be the government office in Berlin, the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. He noted that the Union parties to continue the process of renewal. Everything else would be according to Lindner is not according to design power, “but to extinguishing of the embers”. “Can’t afford Germany.”

With step of leaving the Union Chairman, it will be foreseen “a Cabinet of the Former”, said Lindner. “It’s not a party leader more of their own government will belong to”, said the FDP Federal Chairman. At the end of October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had announced her resignation as CDU party Chairman.