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Soder Press Conference 11am: Will Iwanger Be Released?

Soder Press Conference 11am: Will Iwanger Be Released?

Addressing the case of the Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria Hubert Iwanger And an anti-Semitic leaflet from his school days is about to reach its decisive climax: the Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Soder CSU wants to hold a press conference on short notice on Sunday morning. The State Chancellery called for 11 a.m. “due to current events,” the invitation said.

Hitler salutes and anti-Semitism: Here you can read what Ewanger is accused of

Soder’s decision on whether or not to sack the economic affairs minister is eagerly awaited a month before the state elections on Oct. 8. The head of the Free Voter recently had to answer in writing Soder’s extensive list of questions about the allegations. After that, he will conduct a final evaluation, Soder previously announced.

Iwanger counterattacked

New allegations have been filed against Aiwanger for a week. A week ago on Saturday, he initially denied in writing that he had written an anti-Semitic leaflet during his student days, which was published by the newspaper “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. At the same time, however, he admitted that “one or a few copies” had been found in his school bag. Shortly thereafter, Ewanger’s older brother claimed to have written the pamphlet.

Iwanger publicly apologized for the first time on Thursday. With regard to the allegations, he stood by his earlier statements – in particular that he did not write the leaflet and that he does not remember performing the Hitler salute as a schoolboy. On X (formerly Twitter), he also denied the accusation that he had Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” in his school bag as “nonsense”. He did not comment on other allegations or said he could neither deny nor confirm them from memory.

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At the same time, the head of the Free Voters party launched a counterattack, complaining about the political campaign against him and his party – which immediately brought him new accusations, for example from the Central Council of Jews.