In the SPD suggests a fight candidate between Juso CEO Kevin Kühnert and Labor Minister Hubertus Heil on the post of deputy party leader.
Overall, the party wants to award three sentries. Two of them are to go to the Saarland SPD leader Anke Rehlinger and the Brandenburg politician Klara Geywitz, who had lost the membership decision for the presidency together with Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
For the third deputy post, however, the party executive will make no recommendation, said the designated party leader Norbert Walter-Borjans. So far Kühnert and Heil have announced their application. If it stays that way, it would be between the two to a fight candidate. However, the party congress may also decide to elect four instead of three deputies.
At the beginning of Friday party congress Saskia Esken and Walter Borjans are to be elected as new chairman of the SPD. They were unanimously proposed by the party executive. Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil, Treasurer Dietmar Nietan and European Commissioner Udo Bullmann are to be confirmed as further members of the narrow party leadership.
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