Germany: The parties nominate personalities as electors for the election of President


In view of her election of Federal President on February 13, 2022, the parties suggest already on personalities which will participate, in addition to them Members, in the body of electors, the Federal Assembly.

The Greens’ parliamentary group in Berlin nominated prominent infectious disease specialist Christian Drosten, head of the Infectious Diseases Department at Charité University Hospital, while the Greens in Hesse nominated microbiologist Sandra Tsizek from Franz. Both scientists became well known in German public opinion during the pandemic.

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Bavaria nominated international footballer Leon Goretska, who spoke of “great honor” and stressed that “as the invitation came from – from today – SPD co-chair Lars Klingbail, I could not refuse.” The Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and the Liberals (FDP) are expected to announce their own electorate next week.

In the past, members of the Federal Assembly had been, among others, the former federal coach of the National Team of Greece, Otto Rehgel, and the former coach of the German national team, Joachim Lev.


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