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Controversial Sarrazin resigns from Bundesbank

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Controversial Sarrazin resigns from Bundesbank


Thilo Sarrazin has resigned from his job on the board of Germany’s Bundesbank and will leave at the end of the month.

In recent times, Sarrazin has become a best-selling social commentator with his views on race, religion and immigration backed by a large swathe of the German public.

But his divisive comments prompted censure from Chancellor Angela Merkel, and last week the Bundesbank voted unanimously for his dismissal.

The 65-year-old has long been outspoken but his recent claims that Jews shared a particular gene and Muslim immigrants are undermining German society proved to be a tipping point.

The centre-left Social Democratic Party has also begun proceedings to expel Sarrazin.

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