Nicholas Zimmer was secretary of state, formerly chairman of the Berlin CDU Parliamentary Committee, a member of parliament for many years, a young man, and district councilor at Templehope. Now he is turning his party around after 33 years.
On Friday, the 50-year-old announced his withdrawal from the CDU because the regional association in Thuringia had fielded Hans-George Masin, the former head of constitutional defense, as a direct candidate for the Bundestag.
“A party nominated by Massen is no longer mine,” Zimmer wrote, and he is now chairman of the Berlin Group of Technologists. On Twitter. “Where there is no clear, vague boundary from right-wing firefighters, I still have no place.”
Mason’s appointment was the ultimate inspiration, but not the only reason Zimmer left. “This is the end of an alienation process that has been going on for a long time,” the lawyer continued. Especially in the matter of the mask, the officers and elected officials have recently “shown that they have lost all moral compasses”.
Massen was only able to run for the South Thuringian constituency on Friday evening because traditional candidate Mark Hoptman came under pressure during the mask affair and finally left the party.
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Massen was head of the Office for the Defense of the Constitution until the end of 2018, when he retired due to suspicious reports of riots in the Semnitz, after which he made a name for himself as an internal party critic of President Angela Merkel. He repeatedly made harsh remarks about refugee policy. However, the 58-year-old denied any affiliation with Afti when he applied on Friday.
Zimmer joined the CDU in 1988, served as District Councilor at Templehope from 1992 to 1998, and as a Member of Parliament in Berlin from 1998 to 2011. For three years between 2003 and 2006 he chaired the CDU Parliamentary Committee on the House of Representatives. From 2011 to 2013 he was Secretary of State in the Senate Economic Administration. He immediately became head of the DernologistStif Berlin, which he still heads today.