It is an amazing twist. A year ago, Doris von Sayn would have become Wittgenstein almost Co-Chairwoman of the AfD. On the Federal party Congress in Hanover, they ran against the Berlin AfD country Director Georg Pazderski. For your choice, only one vote was missing at the end.

The maneuvers, which had staged the right “wing” of the Thuringian chefs Björn Höcke with the then largely unknown, wife of former German army officer, went on. After the two-time stalemate, she withdrew her further candidacy and Pazderski had to settle for the Deputy post.

a Short time later, it was again largely silent on the today 64-year-old AfD-Chairman of Schleswig-Holstein. Until it was recently excluded from the AfD parliamentary group in Kiel. The reason: you should have not only campaigned for the protection of the Constitution of Thuringia as a right-wing extremist classified “club memorial”, but even its member.

On Monday Sayn-Wittgenstein was heard, by profession a lawyer, by the AfD Federal Executive Board in Berlin. In the afternoon, then the decision of the Board: Against Sayn-Wittgenstein embarked on a process of elimination, this must be negotiated in accordance with the AfD in the Federal Statute, first of all, in front of the AfD land, the court of arbitration in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. At the same time, you may exercise up to the decision of their party offices “against the Background of alleged criminal operations,” the further decision.

Sayn-Wittgenstein is located the corridor in front of the country court

the AfD Chairman of Sayn-Wittgenstein (l.) arbitration, as a group, lots of on a single in addition to the AfD faction in the Parliament

“I’m going to assume that I am at the Moment, the country Chairman,” said Sayn-Wittgenstein, on Monday the MIRROR. In a display of a local district newspaper, you had advertised for an AfD event on Monday evening in Dithmarschen yet with your previous party office web – country – chair -. Under the title “the protection of the Constitution – freedom of expression,” she wanted to discuss with the Brandenburg AfD-politician Leyla Bilge. “I’m not there to talk, but speaking more as Chairman, but as a simple party member,” said Sayn-Wittgenstein.

The title of your AfD-event in the North-Western Schleswig-Holstein fits to the circumstances that led to the exclusion process: The issue of the protection of the Constitution concerns the AfD Federal top for months, feared you, but an observation by the domestic intelligence service. The Federal office for the protection of the Constitution and the country offices want to be expected to decide in January 2019 on a possible observation of the party.

Against this Backdrop, the recent decision in the case of Sayn-Wittgenstein fell, especially as the Association “memorial” is an “incompatibility list for AfD-membership” along with many other extreme-right organizations and parties. Sayn-Wittgenstein had given recently to 2014 for the club advertised, but defended, at that time, he was still as a “registered charity” and have not stood in the protection of the Constitution report of Thuringia. Today, you go “of course,” she said.

Kiel AfD group chief Nobis welcomes the exclusion procedure

The AfD group chief in the Kiel Landtag, Jörg Nobis, welcomed the exclusion procedure with respect to the MIRROR. Thus, the Federal Executive made it clear that “the application of an Association, its founders and members convicted Holocaust-denier, with a membership in the FSC is incompatible.” The AfD country Manager is excluded until Further notice of the exercise of their offices within the party, called Nobis “logical”, it will show “the impact of the Federal Executive of the operation.”

the AfD-politician, Claus Schaffer (left) and Jörg Nobis in Kiel

Nobis and Sayn-Wittgenstein, have Long been bitter opponents. Recently, the AfD group chief in Kiel, had declared, Sayn-Wittgenstein admitted in front of party members, the year-long membership in the Association “memorial”. The resistance of Sayn-Wittgenstein spoke again on Monday against the MIRROR: “I was not a member of the Association.”

she sees herself as a victim of an intrigue: Since one and a half years, the AfD parliamentary group tests, you, as the AfD country Manager to get rid of. In July 2017 Sayn-Wittgenstein had won a national Congress against Nobis presiding over the fractious country Association. Since the beginning of December of this year, she is now the group’s Deputy in the Landtag, sits there next to your former colleagues on a single. The vote of the national Executive welcomed you to the MIRROR: “I think it is good that now a party to the court that the matter has to deal with. This provides the opportunity, the protracted conflicts in a sensible manner.”

What she says, but, apparently, hoped: That in the end no process of elimination. This year, in the case of Björn Höcke.

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