Enthusiasts Linke continues digital federal party conference with new party leadership

11:50  27 february  2021
11:50  27 february  2021 Source:   dw.com

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Die Linke continued its digital federal party conference on Saturday, at which a new party leadership is to be elected. The Hessian parliamentary group leader Janine Wissler and the Thuringian state and parliamentary group chairwoman Susanne Hennig-Wellsow apply for the two chairman posts.

Die Linke hat ihren digitalen Bundesparteitag fortgesetzt. Am zweiten Tag des Parteitags sollen die rund 600 Delegierten eine neue Linken-Führung wählen. © Tobias SCHWARZ The Left has continued its digital federal party conference. On the second day of the party congress, around 600 delegates are to elect a new left-wing leadership.

After almost nine years in office, the chairman duo made up of Bernd Riexinger and Katja Kipping will not run again. The party's regulations provide for a maximum term of eight years. On Friday, in his farewell speech as party leader, Riexinger called for the fight for social justice, which is more necessary than ever in the Corona crisis. Kipping appealed to her party to open up to possible government participation.

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On Friday evening the delegates had passed the leading proposal of the party executive committee. Its motto is "How to get out of the crisis fairly - with a social, peaceful and ecological system change". The left calls for the super-rich to share more of the costs of the crisis and for more social justice to be ensured.

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On the question of how the spread of the virus can be contained, the left does not commit itself in the adopted text. She takes a neutral position on the question of a zero covid strategy, which is controversially discussed in the party.

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