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Finance Minister Schäfer is dead: ARD reports on farewell letter – connection with corona crisis?

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Hessian Finance Minister Thomas Schäfer (CDU) is dead. Prime Minister Volker Bouffier has commented on possible backgrounds.

  • Of the Hessian Finance Minister Thomas Schäfer (CDU) is dead.
  • The doctorate in law became a possible successor to the Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) traded.
  • Politicians from all parties were dismayed.

Update from 8.30 p.m.: The death of Hessen’s finance minister Thomas Schäfer (CDU), where investigators are currently assuming suicide, was also an issue in the daily News (ARD) from 8 p.m. moderator Judith Rakers was connected live Ute Wellstein from the studio in Frankfurt am Main. You explained Volker Bouffiers Assessment of Schäfer’s state of mind lately (see update 12.40 clock) apparently go on one Farewell letter Schäfers back: “In it, he has to worry as one Have given reason for his suicide. “

It was surprising for people who knew him, she continued. In the past week, Schäfer and his colleagues have “literally worked day and night” to unite Hesse’s economy Billion-dollar protection shield due to the corona crisis to forge, and voiced that he was coping with this crisis as one “Task of the century” see.

Bouffier: shepherd “crushed” by concerns about corona consequences

Update from March 29, 2020, 12.40 p.m .:
Hesse’s Prime Minister Volker Bouffier commented in a video switch to Thomas Schäfer dies: “We would have needed him in such a difficult time. The biggest challenge in our country, it requires prudence and energy. Dr. stood for both Thomas Schäfer, ”said Bouffier. Schäfer worked day and night to deal with the crisis triggered by the corona pandemic.

“Today we have to assume that he was very worried, especially worried about whether it could be possible to meet the huge expectations of the population, especially the financial aid. I have to assume that these concerns overwhelmed him. ” shepherd Bouffier apparently found no other way out. “He was desperate and left us. It shakes us, it shakes me. I think especially of his family at this hour. ”

In general, we do not report suicides so that such cases do not encourage potential imitators. Reporting takes place only when the circumstances receive special public attention. If you or someone you know is suffering from an existential life crisis or depression, please contact the telephone counseling service on 0800-1110111. Help is also provided by the psychiatric crisis service for Munich and Upper Bavaria at 0180-6553000. You can find more information on the website www.krisendienst-psychiatrie.de/.

Hessian finance minister Thomas Schäfer is dead

First report from March 28, 2020:

Wiesbaden – The Hessian Finance Minister Thomas Schäfer (CDU) is dead. They shared that Public prosecutor’s office in Wiesbaden and that Police headquarters in West Hesse on Saturday evening with. According to police, the 54-year-old’s body was found in Hochheim in the Main-Taunus-Kreis at a ICE route discovered. Due to the overall circumstances, the investigators assume suicide. The CDU politician died at the age of 54.

The doctorate in law became a possible successor to the Prime Minister V
                olker Bouffier
*(CDU) traded if it does not run again in the 2023 state elections.

Wiesbaden: Hessian Finance Minister Thomas Schäfer dead

Bouffier showed himself in the evening in a statement “stunned and shocked” in the face of Schäfer’s death. He expressed his “sincere condolences” to the relatives. shepherd has been Hesse’s finance minister since August 2010. He was a co-founder of the Life with Cancer Foundation.

As the Public prosecutor’s office in Wiesbaden and the police announced on Saturday evening was on Saturday at 10.20 a lifeless person on the railway line Hochheim been reported. The subsequent investigation revealed that it was the body of shepherd acted. “Due to the overall circumstances, the extensive crime scene work, the questioning of numerous witnesses, the situation on site, as well as technical and criminal science evaluations and investigations,” as it was said, the investigators assume suicide.

Hessian finance minister Thomas Schäfer dead – opposition mourns

The opposition parties in the Hessian state parliament were deeply shaken. The SPD parliamentary group leader and SPD country chief Nancy Faeser wrote on Twitter. “I am stunned and deeply dismayed by the Finance Minister Dr. dies Thomas SchaferThe left faction in the Hessian state parliament wrote in a tweet: “The death of Hesse’s finance minister Dr. Thomas Schäfer leaves us with horror and shock. “

dpa / afp

* merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network

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