Munich (dpa) – After the surprising resignation of CSU general secretary Stephen Meyer, party leader Marcus Soder wants to comment publicly on Wednesday morning. At 10 a.m., Soder was summoned to a news release at CSU headquarters.
The mayor announced his resignation as general secretary on Tuesday evening after more than two months in office. The 48-year-old mentioned health reasons in his written statement. At the same time, however, a member of the Bundestag, in retrospect, agreed that choosing the words “maybe” would not apply to a journalist – he did not give any details. A “Bunte” journalist had previously accused the CSU politician of threatening him over the phone.
Allegations against the mayor
“For health reasons, I asked the CSU party leader today to release me from the post of general secretary,” the mayor said in a statement issued by the CSU. The “Built” newspaper first reported on this.
Prior to that, however, massive allegations against the mayor had been made public, to which the 48-year-old responded directly in his statement: “In the conversation with the journalist” Pandey “based on the blatantly illegal statement, the choice of words I would not have used would be appropriate”, the mayor wrote. “I’m so sorry for that.”
The people’s newspaper “Pandey” published the news about the mayor’s personal life. The CSU politician spoke to “Bunte” about this. The journalist then hired lawyers. He has received a letter from a lawyer claiming that he chose the words of the mayor. According to the letter, the “Bunte” journalist wants to emphasize the demand for relief of the ban against the mayor due to threatening phone calls.
After his predecessor Marcus Bloom became the new Minister of Science in Bavaria as part of a cabinet reshuffle, the mayor was appointed general secretary only at the end of February on Soder’s advice. Now Soder has to fill the post again – one and a half years before the state election.
It is not clear when Soder wanted to name an heir. However, this was not expected to happen on Wednesday.
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