For days there has been speculation about the successor to Wolfgang Schäuble as President of the Bundestag. The SPD has now apparently found a candidate.
Berlin – Apparently the SPD has decided on a President of the Bundestag: According to information from mirrors SPD politician Bärbel Bas is to head the Bundestag presidium in the future. A heated personnel debate about Schäuble’s successor had already unfolded the days before. First in the conversation was parliamentary group leader Rolf Mützenich – but SPD women put pressure on Olaf Scholz *. The argument: equality. Because Mützenich as President of the Bundestag would also have meant that the highest German state offices would all be filled with men. And Scholz had always emphasized in the election campaign that his cabinet should have equal representation.
But the scandal seems to have been averted: The group leaders propose 53-year-old Bas for the office, the German press agency learned on Wednesday from parliamentary groups. A group spokesman confirmed that the group’s executive committee had unanimously followed the proposal by group leader Rolf Mützenich. The group has yet to confirm the identity. Then Bas could be elected next Tuesday at the constituent session of the Bundestag.
Next President of the Bundestag? According to the report, the SPD is committed to a surprise candidate
After the Federal President and before the Chancellor, the President of the Bundestag is one of the highest-ranking offices in the German state. The President is elected by the Bundestag; the most important task is to lead the plenary sessions. The office is usually occupied by the largest parliamentary group, so it falls to the SPD after the federal election.
The women in the SPD had recently put pressure * on their parliamentary group to definitely fill the office with a woman. If the SPD does not appoint a President of the Bundestag, the intended second term of office of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is in danger, because then one would have to make a woman Federal President, it was said. The former integration commissioner of the federal government, Aydan Özoguz, is to become vice-president for the SPD in the Bundestag. (dpa / cibo / aka) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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