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Raw Politics: the man Merkel fired and immediately promoted

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Raw Politics: the man Merkel fired and immediately promoted

Raw Politics: the man Merkel fired and immediately promoted
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It all started with a video allegedly showing right-wing protesters chasing a man through the streets of Chemnitz in the midst of protests over the arrest of two migrant men for allegedly murdering a German man.

Asked about the vigilante attacks, Maasen suggested the video was not real.

He was also accused of sharing confidential information with the far-right AFD party.

Yesterday Angela Merkel responded to growing pressure and fired Maassen.

But no sooner had he lost his job than he was offered another: a promotion to Interior Ministry State Secretary with a pay rise to boot.