Financial expert Fabio De Masi has left the Left Party. He no longer wanted to take responsibility “for the blatant failure of the key players in this party”.

De Masi made his exit from the Left Party public via Twitter. He had declared his resignation to the Hamburg state association.

Regarding the reasons, De Masi wrote: “My decision is not part of a wing dispute. […] I remain friends with many bright minds and warm hearts in my former party. But I no longer want to be held responsible for the blatant failures of the key players in this party, who are failing a large majority of the population, who need a party that is convincingly committed to social justice and diplomacy. I tried to do my part, but I failed!”

He does not want to get involved in any other political form “in the foreseeable future”, the former politician continued. De Masi had made a name for himself in the Bundestag as an investigator for the Cum-Ex investigative committee.

Also on Tuesday it became known that the general manager of the Paritätischer Gesamtverband, Ulrich Schneider, had left the Left Party. He justified the move with the appearance of left-wing politician Sahra Wagenknecht last week in the Bundestag. The fact that the left-wing faction let her on the podium and what they then – “you should have known” – launched was too much, Schneider wrote.