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New SPD leadership: of These Three should fix it for the time being

A Hesse shortly before the withdrawal from the policy, a self-confessed feminist from the Palatinate, and a powerful brand, she is the Trio that should lead the SPD transition from the Chaos. Three short portraits:

Malu Dreyer

placed The social democracy was Malu Dreyer in the cradle. The father of the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister-President was a principal and staunch CDU supporters. At the time of birth in Neustadt on the wine route, she received the name Marie-Luise, what is reduced in the Palatinate, a traditional Malu.

Malu Dreyer leads for 2016 in Mainz "traffic light" coalition with the Greens and the FDP.

After a law degree in Mainz, she was a Prosecutor, mayor of Bad Kreuznach, Social Deputy mayor of Mainz, and in 2002 Minister of social Affairs. As the then Minister-President Kurt Beck came after 18 years of tenure in distress, certain that he Dreyer, 2013 to the successor: she was the first female head of government of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Dreyer's biggest success was the confirmation in the state election against the CDU top candidate Julia Klöckner was in March 2016. With FDP and Greens, Dreyer leads a decidedly harmonious global traffic government. The professing Catholic and as a feminist, even health issues are in addition to social justice concerns. With your disease is Multiple sclerosis, the 58 to is-Year-old open. "MS doesn't determine my life," she says. Since the election, the SPD Deputy Chairman of Dreyer's common in Berlin.

Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel

in Hesse, the party and the party leader Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel is regarded as a tough, principled and consistent. The 49-Year-old made it as a political No-Name, the divided country Association after the fiasco of his predecessor, Andrea Ypsilanti to weld together. Ypsilanti was failed in 2008, with the intention of, despite the contrary promise with the help of the Left to the Prime Minister to choose.

success is Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel were denied.

Politically Schäfer-Gümbel, the all only name TSG comes from the left wing of the SPD. He was in one large household: His father drove trucks, the mother worked as a cleaning aid. As one of the four children, he graduated from high school and studied political science. With 33 years of Schäfer-Gümbel moved to the Hesse state Parliament, became a professional politician, and rose to the Federal level to the Vice-Chairman of the party.

Three times tried Schäfer-Gümbel, government to be the chief of Hessen - without success. Now he makes the way open for a successor. 1. October changes Schäfer-Gümbel as a working Director of the German society for International cooperation (GIZ). The tall Giessen lays down in the autumn, all the political Offices.

Manuela Schwesig

Manuela Schwesig both: a political late zünderin and a fast starter. Schwesig, in 1974, was born in Frankfurt (Oder). In the state of Brandenburg, she spent her Childhood, graduated high school and completed her degree in financial administration. Only at the age of 29, she joined the SPD, only six years later - in 2009 - Vorpommern was the financial officer, the then social Minister in Mecklenburg-considered one of the hopes of the Eastern SPD Deputy Federal Chairman of ascended. In 2013, she became Minister for family Affairs of the Grand coalition in Berlin.

Manuela is Schwesig as a bearer of hope for the SPD, especially in the East.

applies Schwesig as a disciplined, assertive and ambitious, come on over here, but not hard. Another feature Schwesigs: you tried to explain with plain language policy. "For me, it is important that the results reach the people and understand people," says the 45-Year-old.

in 2017, returned the mother of two is back in the country's politics. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, it took over from the ill Erwin Sellering at the request of the office of the Prime Minister. However, in her new function, she remains a Federal politically active, and acts primarily as an advocate for the interests of the East Germans in appearance. Schwesig the hopes of the SPD is still, but now the entire crisis-ridden party.

With information from Dagmar Pepping, ARD-capital Studio / dpa

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