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“Union of Values” wants to become a party – Hans-Georg Maaßen should lead it

“Union of Values” wants to become a party – Hans-Georg Maaßen should lead it

The next new party is about to be founded in Germany. The right-wing conservative association “Werteunion” wants to run in elections in the future.

The ultra-conservative “Union of Values” wants to become a party. The association announced this on Saturday afternoon after a non-public general meeting in Erfurt. A majority of members have therefore spoken out in favor of the corresponding project. The foundation is scheduled to take place in February in Bad Godesberg near Bonn. The party should have a “conservative-liberal” profile.

“Union of Values” wants to run in state elections

The former president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg Maaßen, is supposed to put the plan into action. Participation in the state elections in several eastern German states this year is already planned.

The club’s staff have so far been close to the Union, many are members of the CDU or CSU. The Union parties had repeatedly pointed out that the “Union of Values” was not an official party structure. Now the members have to decide: belonging to two parties is not permitted.

The “Union of Values” refrained from publicly presenting the party’s founding plans at a press or video conference. “Unfortunately, these considerations are not practical,” it said in a statement on Thursday.

According to its own information, the “Union of Values” has around 6,000 members. It was founded in 2017, among other things, as a reaction to the refugee policy of the former CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel. In the past, “Value Union” members had, however, oriented their rhetoric far to the right and, among other things, spread conspiracy myths, including Hans-Georg Maaßen. There is an expulsion process in the CDU against 61-year-olds. This would be obsolete if he left the party of his own free will to devote himself to his new task.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated since it was first published.

Sources: DPA news agency

Source: Stern

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