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In the Bavarian state parliament

Recently the members of the state parliament in Bavaria have to wear masks. An AfD politician uses this to ridicule the parliament. With consequences.

Munich – It is afternoon in the state parliament when the Dispute about the masks reached its intellectual low. AfD MP Stephan Löw joins Gas mask ans Lectern. It is indistinct to understand, mumbles something about Mask requirement and tries to make a speech.

State Vice President Alexander Hold, who was in charge of chairing the meeting at the time, first asked, then asked and issued an ultimatum to do the misshapen thing. Löw make the state parliament ridiculous. “Three seconds” he gave him time. There will be one in 123 seconds in which the deputy, former federal police officer from the Upper Palatinate, keeps his mask on Reprimand receives and be Right to speak loses.

Hold gave the next speaker without emotion. The gas mask in the plenary, by the way, of all things, during the debate about the tombstone for a Nazi war criminal, is the one Excitement of that day in the last week of Parliament’s session before the summer holidays. However, the impression of an AfD rebellion is deceptive: it was probably more like one Gesture of defiance after a legal defeat in the dispute over the mask requirement.

This Tuesday it is known that the Munich Administrative Court has rejected the AfD application against the mask requirement in parliament. The court declares itself not to have jurisdiction because it is about a constitutional dispute, as a spokesman for the court says. The AfD is now considering opposing it further legal steps initiate.

Actually it would be Anger for mouth-nose protection * in parliament a petitesse, but with a certain symbolic power. The state parliament had late introduced its corona mask requirement, a regulation with all sorts of legal pitfalls. Even parliamentary lawyers fear that the provision could be seen as a restriction of the free mandate.

In the first version, there was therefore only a duty for employees in mid-June. Just a few days ago, the state parliament president Ilse Aigner (CSU) also for all MPs and pushed the threat with one 150 euro fine after. Aigner knows: If politics is the policy for all citizens Coverage when shopping and in local transport prescribes if Parliament should set a good example.

CSU, Free Voters, Greens, SPD and FDP adhere to the target. The AfD, which is politically strict against the mask requirement *, is now choosing the one Protest with the gas mask (It happened something like that to a US MP). However, the parliamentary group does not agree to an open violation of the rule.

All AfD MPs can be found on this day with mouth and nose protection, including fraction leader Katrin Ebner-Steiner, who is in favor of this Model in black, red and gold has chosen. Two MEPs, who belong to the more moderate part of the parliamentary group, can be found without a mask, but not as a signal, but under Reference to a medical certificate.

It is quite possible that there will be trouble with the masks in parliament this week. President Aigner records the Court decision on Tuesday as a point win. The fact that all deputies had adhered to the cover was “a good sign that the Message arrived is “. She says coolly about the AfD deputy wearing a gas mask, that it was “recognizable rubbish”. (Christian Deutschländer) * merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network

Weighing up the pros and cons of a mask requirement provides a clear result.

A student is not admitted to the final exam because he did not wear a protective mask at school.

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