Mayor of Tübingen Hundreds of signatures collected: Resistance is forming against Palmer’s possible exclusion from the party
The Greens -Politicians are threatened with expulsion from the party. Now he has his back. His supporters also include former prominent politicians.
In the dispute over the threatened exclusion from the party, Tübingen’s green mayor Boris Palmer is now getting broader support from within its own ranks for the first time. A group of supporters around the former State Secretary for Development Uschi Eid has been collecting signatures in the party since mid-December for the probably best-known German town hall chief to stay with the Greens. Around 500 members, mainly from the Baden-Württemberg state association, signed the appeal published on Monday.
Among the signatories are former prominent Green politicians such as the former Bundestag Vice President Antje Vollmer. From the southwest, for example, Klaus-Peter Murawski, the long-time head of the State Chancellery of Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann, or ex-Environment Minister Franz Untersteller have signed.
The appeal complains, among other things, “that intellectual eccentrics have a hard time in our party and that characters are not seen as an interesting enrichment”. Nonetheless, the supporters also considered “some of the statements by Boris to be inappropriate, tasteless, offensive or disturbing”.
An OB must exercise more restraint. “But these verbal lapses are not sufficient reasons for expulsion from the party.”
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At the beginning of May, a party congress of the Greens in Baden-Württemberg decided to initiate party regulatory proceedings against Palmer, who was controversial because of his provocations.
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