Merkel said she greatly regretted Mr. Guttenberg has been a leading member of the Bavarian-based Christian Social Union, the sister party of Mrs. He had been expected to play a major role in six important regional elections this year. Even after the scandal broke a month ago, Mrs.
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Merkel said she greatly regretted Mr. Guttenberg has been a leading member of the Bavarian-based Christian Social Union, the sister party of Mrs.
He had been expected to play a major role in six important regional elections this year. Even after the scandal broke a month ago, Mrs. Merkel was expecting him to hit the campaign trail to help the party recover from a rout 10 days ago in elections in Hamburg. Conservative lawmakers shrugged off the resignation, even playing down his absence in the coming campaigns.
Some said that he would eventually be back in politics. Merkel for continuing to support Mr. Guttenberg until the last minute. Oppermann said. At first, Mr. Last week in the Bundestag, or Parliament, Mr.
Guttenberg admitted that he had made mistakes when writing the dissertation, losing sight of sourcing on two passages. Having said earlier that he would no longer use the title of doctor, he announced that he would renounce it completely. The University of Bayreuth, which conferred the doctorate in , revoked Mr.
Conservatives had hoped that his apology would quell the controversy, but last weekend more than 20, scholars from Germany and other parts of Europe sent an open letter to the Chancellery saying that Mrs. The scientific community is suffering as a result of the treatment of the Guttenberg case as a trivial offense.
He abolished conscription and was in the process of shrinking the armed forces, reducing the number of soldiers to , from ,, and planning to close many bases. Because of the way the ministries are divided among the conservative bloc, analysts said the new defense minister would come from the Christian Social Union, though it has few known experts in military, security and foreign affairs.
Plagiarism Affair: Defense Minister Guttenberg Resigns
Background[ edit ] Guttenberg studied law at the University of Bayreuth ,  where he passed the first legal state examination in The doctoral thesis was titled "Verfassung und Verfassungsvertrag. On the same day the newspaper informed Guttenberg and gave him a few hours to respond to the allegations. The second was immediately declined by the attorney due to apparent insubstantiality.
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