SPD General Secretary Lars Klingbeil (archive image)
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Lower Saxony's SPD executive committee has nominated Lars Klingbeil for election as co-federal chairman of the party. The nomination of the current SPD General Secretary from Soltau was unanimous, the regional association announced on Friday in Hanover. “We are sure that Lars Klingbeil will be a very good SPD chairman and we look forward to seeing someone from Lower Saxony move to the top of the SPD. He is sure of support from his own regional association, "said Lower Saxony's Prime Minister and SPD chairman Stephan Weil in a statement.
The SPD federal executive committee had previously nominated Klingbeil for the office.
After the announced withdrawal of the current co-chairman Norbert Walter-Borjans, he will form the party leadership alongside the previous co-leader Saskia Esken.
Both and the rest of the SPD leadership are to be elected at a party conference on the second weekend in December.
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