The Board of Directors of the NRW-CDU is not the European politician Elmar Brok for the next European elections.
He was at a state Executive meeting on Monday night against the proposal by the North Rhine Westphalia state Chairman and Minister-President of Armin not more Laschet on the list for the European elections had been chosen, said Brok, on Tuesday morning, the German press Agency. The 37 members of the national Executive had voted by a majority against him.
the 72-Year-old, however, is not quite beaten: “I reserve the right, whether I’m running on the country’s Assembly of delegates,” he said. “The vote is only a proposal.” A further comment, he refused to in the night – for it was now so immediately after the election too early. Brok, from Germany, in the district of Gütersloh is since 1980 in the European Parliament, and thus its longest-serving member of Parliament. He is currently a Brexit officer of the EPP group in the European Parliament.
About the defeat Brok’s in the North Rhine-Westphalian CDU land Executive Committee had initially reported the “world”correspondent Robin Alexander in a Tweet. Members of the CDU land Executive Committee were not in the night for an opinion to reach. Because the candidacy of Brok had Laschet, is likely to be due to fall as a defeat for the Prime Minister to be counted.
Brok is one of the few really well-known faces from the European Parliament in Strasbourg. For many years, the former Journalist and Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. For decades, he is a sought-after interview partner not only of the Germans but also the British media. He commented on almost every important development in European politics. “I was a representative of the Parliament in all negotiations since Maastricht” in 1992, he said, five years ago, the German press Agency. “Europe is still working on a front line, there is little Routine and always a lot of New. And it makes still fun.” Some of his party friends found now, but it seems that it should be with over 70 years of age.