The former SPD Leader Andrea Nahles is considering, in September, her Bundestag mandate. The German press Agency confirmed on Saturday in party circles.

Previously, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” (FAS) was reported. The succession was still unclear, the newspaper wrote, citing the party circles.

In the normal case, the Next highest ranking, and so forth, therefore, on the SPD in the Bundestag. That would be the case Nahles, the former Finance Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Carsten Cooling. This, however, had already declared in writing his renunciation. Candidate number two is, therefore, also: Isabel Mackensen, has been sitting for July in the German Bundestag, as a Nachrückerin for Katarina Barley, after the former justice is changed Minister to the European Parliament.

Joe Weingarten, in turn, contestant number three on the waiting list, party internally as controversial. Between the current head of Department in the FDP-led Ministry of economic Affairs in Mainz, Germany, and the SPD-officers on-site according to the report, there are significant differences.

Nahles was entered at the beginning of June as a party and parliamentary group Chairman back. The party has since been led at the Council table of the Vice-Chairman Manuela Schwesig, Malu Dreyer, and Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel. Interim Chairman of the foreign expert, Rolf mützenich, wants to take over the top position in September permanently.

In the race for the succession of Nahles as a party boss there are currently several candidates, including no SPD but so far, heavyweights from the ranks of Minister or Prime Minister. In the group, cap is not the only candidate.

Reuters topics in this article, Andrea Nahles of the SPD Bundestag Bundestag mandate, German press Agency, Berlin FAS Rheinland-Pfalz

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