The State Council of the Green Party in Baden-Württemberg has now formally applied to exclude the mayor of Tübingen, Boris Palmer, from the party. The 33-page application has been sent to the responsible local jury of the Greens in Tübingen and Palmer’s lawyer, a spokeswoman for the Southwest Greens in Stuttgart announced on Monday.
The committee must now decide the timing of the action. “Through his provocations that have been going on for years, Boris Palmer willfully and seriously violated the principles and order of our party,” state presidents Sandra Deitzer and Oliver Hildenbrand said.
It is not about individual cases. We are dealing with years of history and a long list of calculated errors and interim taboos. Boris Palmer essentially uses immigration and refugee issues and human rights politics to get away from our party line, word after word.”
Dietzer and Hildenbrand went on to say, “He has done great damage to our party with his populist and destructive statements. We have no place for racist flirtation and resentment.”
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At the beginning of May, a party conference of the Green Party in Baden-Württemberg decided to initiate party organizational proceedings against Palmer.
The reason for this decision was a Facebook post by Palmer about former German footballer Dennis Aogo, in which the OB uses the so-called N-word. This term is used today to describe a racist term used in Germany for blacks. Palmer asserted, however, that his statement was ironically intentional. (dpa)
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