Coronavirus 'mask affair' shakes German parties ahead of polls

A scandal surrounding alleged profits that two German lawmakers gained from the sale of coronavirus masks has stirred up the country’s main parties ahead of key regional elections. Party leaders across the spectrum have weighed in on the so-called “mask-affair,” which led to the two conservative lawmakers leaving the governing bloc. Christian Democrat (CDU) Nikolas Loebel and Georg Nuesslein from the allied Christian Social Union (CSU) have both left their parliamentary parties as a result of the scandal. Loebel said that he would resign his parliamentary mandate by the end of August and would…

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