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Controversy over constitutional protection president: Coalition postpones decision on Maaßens future

Controversy over constitutional protection president: Coalition postpones decision on Maaßens future

The governing parties have postponed their talks on the future of constitutional protection president Maassen on next Tuesday.
 Previously, the SPD had demanded his removal.
 In the meantime, the FDP is joining the demand for a dismissal of Maaß.
 Federal Interior Minister Seehofer had previously given backing to Maaßen.
 Because of the coalition dispute, a crisis meeting had been convened in the Chancellery for the afternoon.

            
        

    

                        
    
    The party leaders of the grand coalition have postponed their talks on the future of the controversial constitutional protection president Hans-Georg Maaßen on next Tuesday. A crisis meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), CSU leader Horst Seehofer and SPD leader Andrea Nahles had come to an end in the afternoon without further details. The governing parties are apparently still divided over whether Maaßen can remain in office.

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