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The Left elects a female leadership duo for the first time


The Left has chosen a new leadership at its digital party congress: Janine Wissler and Susanne Hennig-Wellsow take over from Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger.

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The new leaders of the Left Party: Susanne Hennig-Wellsow (l), and Janine Wissler

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The left has a new dual leadership.

The Hessian state parliamentary group leader Janine Wissler and the Thuringian left-wing chairman Susanne Hennig-Wellsow will lead the party in the future.

Both were confirmed as new bosses at the digital party congress.

This is the first time that a large party in Germany has an all-female management team.

Wissler and Hennig-Wellsow replace the previous chairmen Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger.

The delegates vote online, the result must then be confirmed by postal vote.

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Source: spiegel

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