After the unexpected death of Thomas Oppermann, the SPD politician Dagmar Ziegler has now been elected Vice President of the Bundestag.
Berlin (dpa) – The Brandenburg SPD member of the Bundestag Dagmar Ziegler has been elected Vice President of the Bundestag.
The SPD parliamentary group had nominated them after the unexpected death of Thomas Oppermann, who collapsed in October at the age of 66 shortly before a television interview.
Ziegler received 536 of 657 votes cast by the MPs on Thursday. The 60-year-old was previously one of four parliamentary managers in the group. The parliamentary group executive had proposed her for the office, among other things, because of her origin from East Germany. She has been in the Bundestag since 2009.
The AfD parliamentary group failed again on Thursday to have a Bundestag vice-president elected from among its ranks. Your MP Harald Weyel did not get the necessary majority of votes in the first ballot. The AfD had previously failed with five nominations for the office of Vice President in three ballots each.
According to the Bundestag’s rules of procedure, each parliamentary group can appoint a vice-president.