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Lawmaker Resigns in Germany after Admitting to Falsifying CV



Petra Hinz

Petra Hinz

A member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s ruling coalition resigned from parliament on Wednesday after admitting to falsifying her curriculum vitae.

Petra Hinz said that she was standing down from the Bundestag as a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) after more than a decade in parliament.

Report says the SPD is the junior member of Merkel’s conservative-led coalition.

Earlier in the day, lawyers for the 54-year-old Hinz said that she had invented substantial parts of her CV, including that she had completed high school and studied law.

Following Hinz’ admission, SPD representatives from her constituency in the western German city of Essen called on her to take immediate action.

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  1. unadite

    July 21, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Madam, you should be tried in a court of law and jailed for this, this is tantamount to stealing…..

  2. Suits

    July 21, 2016 at 11:21 am

    suits something……………

  3. The Bull

    July 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Nigerian lawmakers be like “ordinary forgery you dey resign” no scandal can make a Nigerian politician step down. smh

    • Oma

      July 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm


  4. Jamce

    July 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Ah… 13 SANs leading other 200 lawyers to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Then DSS and police harassment and threats to life will follow.

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