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Top Merkel supporting MP resigns after pocketing £225,000 in face masks deal

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German MP Nikolas Löbel, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party has resigned after it was revealed that  deals on protective face masks earned Löbel €250,000.

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Germany, a company owned by Löbel brokered deals between a Chinese face-mask manufacturer and healthcare companies in the cities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. The contracts netted the 34-year-old MP the vast sum according to respected German title Der Spiegel.

Löbel, who initially defended his deal as “in line with the market,”  announced that he would retire from politics at the end of August, and from the CDU and its sister party, the CSU, immediately.

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Löbel’s August retirement date wasn’t soon enough for his opponents, who continued to press for his immediate resignation. After a meeting on Sunday afternoon, his own party sided with the opposition, demanding that Löbel “complete this withdrawal from all offices and mandates” by the end of March. “Being a member of the German Bundestag and being able to represent my home city of Mannheim, there is a great honor and special moral duty,” he wrote in an apology statement to German media. “I take responsibility for my actions and draw the necessary political consequences.”

Löbel is not the first CDU politician embroiled in a mask-supply scandal. Georg Nüsslein, a CSU lawmaker from Bavaria, has been accused of lobbying the government on behalf of a mask supplier last year, earning €660,000 ($800,000) that he then didn’t pay tax on. Nüsslein denied any wrongdoing, but resigned on Friday from his post within the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, and announced that he would not seek reelection in September

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This content was sourced from Unity News Network.

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