By Tom Carson
SDP Leadership Election
The Social Democratic Party leadership election is taking place between now and December, following the resignation of the former (SPD) party leader Andrea Nahles on 3 June 2019. Between July and September, party members (either as single-person candidates or on a two-person ticket) declared their candidacy.
In the first round of the member vote, the two candidates or tickets with the highest number of votes cast have qualified for the second round of the vote: Olaf Scholz and Klara Geywitz (22.7%) will compete against Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken (21%).
The party's executive board will propose the winner of the member-vote to the party-convention, which will take place between 6th and 8th December.
Read about what this result means for the GroKo.
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