end of An Era: After 18 years on the chief post of the Reinickendorfer CDU district Association Frank Steffel grants on Friday night, his place. His successor is Frank Balzer. Since 2009, the reigning mayor of the district was elected by the delegates of the district party conference on Friday evening, with 83 percent of the vote, as the new Chairman of the Reinickendorf Christian democratic Union . Steffel had proposed him as a successor.
Steffel had communicated its decision almost four weeks ago in a letter to the nearly 1300 members of the district Association. As a reason he called the work load due to his membership in the foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag, which includes travel to numerous foreign countries. Since Steffel is also Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for Sport and volunteering, and President of the Handball Bundesliga team Füchse Berlin, stay for the circle chair is not enough time left, so Steffel at the time.
Balzer acknowledged in his presentation speech, the framework for the preparation of the staff panel was not "simply". It had been "many claims", for the three Deputy posts, there have been five applications. There had been "many conversations and lots of good will" to bring the Tableau on the way.
in fact, it had been in the days before the election, the great need for discussion within the district Association. For the last Tuesday meeting of the expanded group Executive Board was, in the short term have been canceled, the daily mirror according to our information this happened on the Initiative of Balzers. Apparently, there were still plenty of need for discussion about the Balzer assembled personnel tableau. Current members of the district Board did not know who should be in charge of what Items.daily mirror people Free
Dirk Steffel, brother of the assignor, Frank Steffel, order hours of language in front of the district Congress of the party of "rings" that would have led to a variety of Meetings – including with the group chief in the house of representatives Burkard Dregger to a compromise. "It was a decision at the last minute," said Steffel. At the end of the suggestion list, it was decided for the County Board unanimously.
Great successes, some defeats
In his last speech as Chairman Steffel said: "The CDU-Reinickendorf is fantastic, we are considered to be the most successful and best district Association in Berlin." Despite "difficult market conditions" have reached the circle Association of all the goals, "we can be proud and satisfied."
Under the leadership of Frank Steffel of the cleaning cover celebrated villages CDU district Association a great success. Three Times in a row, Steffel won the direct mandate for the German Bundestag, in 2006, the Berlin's best is only a result of 42.3 percent. Currently, the district Association presents six members of the CDU parliamentary group in the house of representatives - including the Chairman Dregger, who is also Chairman of the local "At the Schäfersee".the member of The Bundestag Frank Steffel (CDU), the chair of the regional Association of his party in Reinickendorf.Photo: Soeren Stache dpa
But also less successful performances, the career of the once called "Kennedy from the river Spree" marketed Steffel embossed. In 2001 - shortly after the Adoption of the Reinickendorf circle presidency, he was occurs as a result of a completely botched election campaign, is known throughout Germany: On the Alexanderplatz, Steffel sought behind the back of Edmund Stoiber's protection against flying balls.
The images of that time remained in the memory, from the upcoming election, he clearly was subject to the subsequent Ruling mayor Klaus Wowereit (SPD). Last Steffel had to cope with the withdrawal of the doctor title. The Free University of Berlin was seen because of "errors in the citation technique" to take this step causes. Steffel announced to sue against the decision before the administrative court. Until Further notice, he must forego the title.More about
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