The daughter of the CSU honorary chairman and former Prime Minister Horst Seehofer could move into the Bavarian state parliament next year - but for the FDP. "I'm fascinated by the Bavarian principle: live and let live," said Susanne Seehofer to "Spiegel". “For me, no party embodies that as much as the FDP. We are a lively and debating party, in which not only random proposals are nodded.”
It's easy to scold politicians, says the 31-year-old, "I've seen it first-hand for years." But instead of just complaining about everything that doesn't suit you, luckily in a democracy you can help yourself. That's what she wants to do.
Next year – probably in autumn – the state elections will take place in Bavaria. The Vice President of the Bavarian State Parliament, Wolfgang Heubisch (FDP), advises party colleagues to place Seehofer's daughter in a good constituency: "We need women like her: self-confident, empathetic, opinionated, down-to-earth, employed by an international employer."
Seehofer's daughter herself is still keeping a low profile on this topic: "I will decide in September whether I can run as a direct candidate for the FDP." First of all, she will "of course inform my party friends".
Susanne Seehofer has been a member of the FDP since April 2021. She informed her father of the decision in a photo that she showed with several FDP politicians at a summer reception for the Liberals in Munich. Horst Seehofer, then Federal Minister of the Interior, asked back: "Do you really want to do this to yourself?"