Jessica Rosenthal at the Juso Federal Congress: "We will keep fighting"
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The newly elected member of the Bundestag Jessica Rosenthal remains the head of the SPD youth organization Jusos.
The 29-year-old was re-elected to the top at the Juso Federal Congress on Friday with 73.2 percent of the vote.
Rosenthal has been leading the Jusos since January 2021, and in September it moved into the Bundestag via the state list of the SPD North Rhine-Westphalia.
The trained teacher is considered a leftist and, like her predecessor Kevin Kühnert, fought against a grand coalition in 2018.
On Friday, she promoted the coalition agreement between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP: It contained many of the Jusos' concerns, such as a training guarantee, a student loan reform and the legalization of cannabis.
"And that's why we all agree that this is a good foundation to work with," she said.
At the same time, Rosenthal made it clear: "We will keep fighting, continue and on this basis of course also tackle the points that we could not find in there now." 49 members of the Juso age have moved into the Bundestag.
"Now we have the chance to bring a breath of fresh air to the parliamentary group, but of course to the entire Bundestag," emphasized the Juso boss.
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