Thomas Oppermann also wants to vote non-members


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. “


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.