Esken and Klingbeil are supposed to lead the SPD

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Status: 08.11.2021 09:44 a.m.

The previous Secretary General Lars Klingbeil is to form the new SPD leadership duo together with Saskia Esken. According to information from the ARD capital studio, the SPD presidium has just nominated the two. Esken had already announced last week that he was ready for another term. Klingbeil had so far kept a candidacy open. The previous co-party leader Walter-Borjans had announced that he would not run again after two years in office. The SPD party conference in Berlin in mid-December has the final say in this personnel decision. It is considered certain that both Klingbeil and Esken are no longer eligible for a ministerial office in a possible traffic light cabinet. The SPD would like to maintain the separation of party leadership and government office as before. It is still unclear who will succeed Klingbeil as General Secretary of the SPD.

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