Hessian SPD nominates Faeser as top candidate

Hesse Prime Minister Boris Rhein has already announced that he wants to campaign as the CDU’s top candidate. Economics Minister Tarek Al-Wazir made his ambitions for the top candidate public for the Greens. The CDU and the Greens, which have formed a government coalition in Hesse since 2014, are the SPD’s main competitors in the political contest for a place in the state chancellery.

As expected, the fact that Faeser wants to remain Minister of the Interior despite the top candidate met with a mixed response. While Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) was certain that his minister’s work would not be affected, politicians from other parties criticized Faeser’s new dual role. Faeser said on Friday in Friedewald that it was a democratic matter of course to run for office. You have Scholz’s full backing for this.

The Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer and her Saarland counterpart Anke Rehlinger (both SPD) were guests at the Hesse summit of the SPD. Dreyer praised Faeser as a consistent and “incredibly clear woman”. “She has a clear compass,” said Dreyer about the now nominated top candidate.

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