Kühnert re-elected as SPD normal secretary | EUROtoday

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DThe SPD has elected Kevin Kühnert as SPD normal secretary for an additional two years. At the federal get together convention in Berlin on Friday, the 34-year-old obtained 92.55 p.c of the votes. In 2021, in his first election, he solely obtained 77.8 p.c. It is the third finest consequence within the election of an SPD normal secretary for the reason that workplace was launched in 1999. Only Franz Müntefering in 1999 and Katarina Barley in 2015 carried out higher. Current Chancellor Olaf Scholz achieved the worst end in 2003 with 52.6 p.c.

Kühnert is anticipated to steer the get together into the subsequent federal election in 2025 along with get together leaders Lars Klingbeil and Saskia Esken. The twin management had already been confirmed in workplace earlier than Kühnert.

Before his election, Kühnert referred to as on the SPD to tug collectively to get out of the polls. “We will win, but not by ourselves, but only if we pull ourselves together and get out of this hole together,” he stated. The SPD grew to become the strongest get together within the 2021 federal election with 25.7 p.c. In the surveys it’s now solely between 14 and 17 p.c.

Was thought-about the SPD’s prime troublemaker

For years, Kevin Kühnert was thought-about the SPD’s prime troublemaker. He was the face of the No-GroKo marketing campaign in 2018 and, as Juso boss, wished to stop a authorities made up of the Union and the SPD. In the election for SPD chairmanship in 2019, he supported the left-wing duo of Esken and her competitor Norbert Walter-Borjans – collectively they received. Kühnert was then elected get together vice-president and, after profitable the 2021 federal election, normal secretary. The Berlin native received his constituency straight within the federal election and entered parliament for the primary time. Kühnert as soon as described the submit of SPD normal secretary as a dream job.

Financial politician Achim Post from North Rhine-Westphalia was newly elected to the senior management workforce on Friday. In the election of the deputy chairwoman on Friday on the federal get together convention in Berlin, he obtained 78.2 p.c of the votes. Post thus replaces Thomas Kutschaty, who failed badly as the highest candidate within the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia final 12 months and didn’t run once more.

The 64-year-old Post was deputy federal supervisor of the SPD from 2002 to 2012 after which normal secretary of the European Social Democratic Party. He has been SPD state chief in North Rhine-Westphalia since August. Post can also be the SPD parliamentary group vice-president within the Bundestag.

Labor Minister Hubertus Heil achieved the most effective consequence within the election of deputy SPD chairwoman with 96.6 p.c of the vote. In 2021 he obtained 88.6 p.c of the votes. Saarland Prime Minister Anke Rehlinger was confirmed with 95.5 p.c of the votes (2021: 90.7 p.c), Schleswig-Holstein state chairwoman Serpil Midyatli with 79.3 p.c (2021: 85.7 p.c) and Construction Minister Klara Geywitz with 74, 6 p.c (2021: 81 p.c).