Monday, February 22, 2021
Party congress without masks
Criticism of CDU in Saxony-Anhalt
The CDU Saxony-Anhalt is under criticism because of a party congress that was held without breathing masks. FDP Vice Wolfgang Kubicki told the “Bild” newspaper that at the meeting in Dessau, “apparently no mask requirement was demanded,” does not fit “at a time when political decision-makers are also imposing the toughest restrictions on fundamental rights on the CDU. Criticism also came from the SPD -Politician Florian Post and the CDU member of the Bundestag Jana Schimke. FDP leader Christian Lindner said that if you can protect yourself, then “not only at the party congress, but also in retail and in the catering trade”.
The mask was only allowed to be removed from one’s own seat.
The re, too, masks were not always worn in the squares, as another MDR report shows.
The CDU was also criticized for the fact that hardly any women were elected to promising places: on the list for the federal election there are eight men and one woman, on the list for the state election there are only one woman in the first ten places. Schleswig-Holstein’s CDU education minister, Karin Prien, wrote on Twitter that the state list of party friends in Saxony-Anhalt for the federal election with only one woman in the first nine places was “not a reason to beat yourself on the chest, but rather an indictment of equality “.