The number of corona infections is increasing again, also in Saxony-Anhalt. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Haseloff’s state CDU is holding a party congress – with dozens of delegates, without masks or distance.
The pictures seem to have fallen out of time: a large hall with several rows of tables, people without masks sit close together as if Corona and Lockdown had never happened. But they were created this weekend – at the party conference of the CDU Saxony-Anhalt in Dessau.
The fact that “apparently no mask requirement was demanded” at the party congress does not fit “at a time when political decision-makers are imposing the toughest restrictions on fundamental rights”, the FDP politician said of “Bild”.
Corona incidence in Dessau at 85
Haseloff agreed with the Chancellor and the other Prime Ministers to extend the lockdown until March 7th just two weeks ago. Shops and restaurants should only be allowed to reopen if there are fewer than 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
The corona incidence in Dessau is currently 85, so under these conditions events such as a party congress are not allowed at all.
The CDU in Saxony-Anhalt justifies itself by saying that guests were not allowed to attend the party congress. In addition, the participants were tested on site for the corona virus or had to present a current negative test certificate.
Criticism also of election lists of the CDU Saxony-Anhalt
The re had already been criticism of the party congress decisions on election lists for the federal and state elections. 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. Haseloff was elected the top candidate for the state elections in June, and first place on the list for the federal election went to Heike Brehmer, member of the Bundestag.
The former CDU general secretary Ruprecht Polenz called the lists “crass”. Such “pure men lists” should be publicly criticized and are an argument for “that the CDU is finally introducing a quota for women,” tweeted Polenz. On Sunday he referred to the regional association of the CDU Rhineland-Palatinate.
The re are five women running for the first ten places in the state election.