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Wiesbaden (dpa / lhe) – The Hessian AfD state association is behind the federal chairman Jörg Meuthen in the intra-party conflict. “Meuthen’s speech was unfortunately misinterpreted and misunderstood by many,” said the Hessian state spokesman Klaus Herrmann on Monday at the request of the German press agency in Wiesbaden. “It was not about division, but about a clear direction.”
Federal party conferences are the right platform for such fundamental speeches, emphasized Herrmann. “Where else could questions and differing views of this kind be discussed so openly?” He personally would have chosen other words in some places, explained the Hessian state spokesman. The goal of Meuthen’s speech, however, indicated a comprehensible and forward-looking course. “Overall, I support Jörg Meuthen’s fundamental goals.”
AfD boss Meuthen had criticized at the federal party conference in Kalkar at the weekend, among other things, that some in the AfD spoke of the “Corona dictatorship”, showed no distance from the so-called lateral thinker movement and used the term “enabling law”. “It cannot and must not go on like this.” The critics of Meuthen within the AfD accused the federal chairman of harming the party and the party congress and of dividing the party.