US News Bärbel Bas (SPD) elected Bundestag President

16:15  26 october  2021
16:15  26 october  2021 Source:   spiegel.de

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The new Bundestag also has a new president - for the third time in history, with the SPD politician Bärbel Bas, a woman again exercises the second highest state office.

  Bärbel Bas (SPD) zur Bundestagspräsidentin gewählt © Kay Nietfeld / DPA

Parliament in Berlin has chosen Bärbel Bas to the new Bundestag President. With 576 votes cast around 724, the SPD politician in the constituent meeting of the New Bundestag as a third woman in history was voted into office. 90 MPs voted against BAS, 58 contained. The health politician resolves Wolfgang Schäuble and thus has the formally second highest office in Germany .

Traditionally, the largest faction represents the president or president, this is the SPD in the new parliament. The learned personnel manager BAS has been sitting in the Bundestag since 2009. For several years she was parliamentary managing director of her group. Since September 2019 she is Deputy SPD Group Chairman and responsible for health, education and research as well as petitions. She was a member of the Health Committee and discussed as SPD faction vice with the Union about the nursing form.

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 FDP agrees traffic light coalition talks to You also want it: According to SPD and Greens, the liberals have voted for the inclusion of formal negotiations. The goal: a red-green-yellow coalition in the waistband. © Annegret Hils / Reuters The FDP has enabled the way for coalition negotiations with SPD and Greens . A corresponding decision took the Federal Board and the newly elected parliamentary group unanimously. "We see chances, but we also see challenges," says partyfar Christian Lindner after the end of the consultations.

Social Democratic women sat for BAS An

in the general election at the end of September, BAS defended their direct mandate in constituency Duisburg I and brought 40.3 percent of the votes - almost twice as many as their competitor from the CDU . BAS is first the third woman at the tip of the Parliament , according to Annemarie Renger (SPD, 1972 to 1976) and Rita Süssmuth (CDU, 1988 to 1998).

First, SPD faction leader Rolf Mützich was given as favorite to the post of Vice President. In particular, social-democratic women, but also the German Friends Council and the Sociologist Jutta Allmendinger had demanded to occupy the Office female.

background of the debate was above all the prospect that otherwise the five highest state offices could be occupied with men: Federal President, Bundestag President, Chancellor, Federal Council President and President of the Federal Constitutional Court.

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 Germany: The Future Coalition aims for an entry according to Olaf Scholz in early December © Michael Sogn, AP Olaf Scholz, current German Minister of Finance, member of the Social Democrat Party (SPD), upon arrival to a new Negotiations with representatives of the Greens and Liberals of the FDP, in Berlin, October 21, 2021.

Deputy Election in the afternoon

In the course of the constituent meeting of the Bundestag, BAS 'deputy deputy will be elected in the afternoon. From their own party Aydan Özoguz is available. The Greens deputy Claudia Roth and the FDP politician Wolfgang Kubicki , which so far already belonged to the Bundestag Presidium. Also Petra Pau (Linke) should be represented again in the deputy query.

At the Union, had only decided on Monday, Anyone who is intended to represent the group as Deputy BAS in the Bundestag. In the end there was a compromise solution. Yvonne Magwas, since 2018 Chairman of the group of women in the Union fraction, will run. Interested Cultural State Minister Monika Grütter and the Integration Officer Annette Widmann-Mauz registered, as well as the previous parliamentary executive Michael Grosse-Brömer and CSU Man Hans-Peter Friedrich , so far already Vice-President. They all have renounced Magwas.

is unclear whether the AFD manages to occupy the vice-president item - the opportunities are small. In the past period, it had no one of the six personnel proposals from their ranks for a majority in parliament. This time, the AfD sends the Thuringian deputy Michael Kaufmann into the race. Kaufmann was previously Vice President of Erfurt Landtag.

Social Democracy: Esken wants to continue as a SPD chairman .
After the retreat announcement of their co-chairman Walter-Borjans, she had also been traded as a minister in a traffic light coalition. © Stefan Boness / IPon via www.imago-images.de/imago images / ipon Since 2019, Saskia has performed the SPD together with Norbert Walter-Borjans. Esken wants to continue as a SPD chairman Saskia Esken wants to stay at the top of the SPD.

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