NAfter the resignation of Andrea Nahles, the SPD leadership wants to agree this Monday on a way to determine the future chairmanship. Among other things, it is about how the approximately 438 000 members should be involved and whether there should be a dual point.
Currently, the Prime Ministers of Rhineland-Palatinate and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Malu Dreyer and Manuela Schwesig, and the Hessian State Secretary Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel provisionally lead the party. In addition, the way to the mid-term review of the grand coalition is to be outlined.
It is expected that the party presidium will submit several proposals and the executive committee will vote on them. In the afternoon, the acting chairpersons want to inform about the results.
Voting for five euros
Bundestag Vice President Thomas Oppermann campaigned for the fact that the SPD also votes non-members in votes on party chairmanship and chancellor candidate. “Opening up these decisions to interested citizens, who register for a five-euro cost-sharing fee, for example, would be a bold move,” he told the newspapers in the Funke Mediengruppe.
Decisions on electoral programs or coalitions should, according to Oppermann's statement, be made by the SPD members, as before. “For party leaders or Chancellor candidates, I see it differently. Here it is more important to select people who arrive not only in the party, but also in the population. “
Without a willingness to try new ways, the SPD will not come from the basement. “If we signal openness and offer genuine participation, we will make the SPD a social project again.”
Top staff “burned out”
The Ostbeauftragte of the SPD, Martin Dulig, encouraged local politicians of the Social Democratsto apply for the vacant party presidency. “I would be happy if one of our successful mayors accepts the challenge,” said Dulig the newspaper “Die Welt”. “I can think of a few people in the cities and countries that I think are capable. You may not know them in Berlin yet. But that can be changed. “
On the other hand, the Saxon state chairman considers the established management staff to be worn out: “When I look at the well-known top staff, I also say: We have burned out a bit since then.” In his own words, he does not want to stand for federal presidency.
The former party chairman criticized Dulig sharp. “I would be glad, if some of our ancestors simply did not go into a talk show for a few weeks, made no calls, no comments from the sidelines.”