A man with two last names, three-letter – Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel alias TSG is in German politics as something of a pioneer. Long before Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as the AKK to the CDU-Chairman of the ascent, made Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel with only three letters talking point: Far beyond the limits of his party, it is called TSG. How JFK, only to Hessisch.
The sleek nickname will lead TSG. However, with the policy will be for him soon. The Hessian SPD leader and Federal Deputy of his party want to put all of the Offices low and to switch as a working Director in the Board of Directors of the society for International cooperation (GIZ). "I will not be a candidate at the state Convention on the second of November, again, as Chairman of the Hessian SPD," said Schäfer-Gümbel on Tuesday.
TSG wants to stay until the fall of the land-in-chief
"Until then, I will lead, as Chairman of the country party and to make the necessary decisions on personnel and organizational realignment." Schäfer-Gümbel wants to make his / her representative, and not more than the Federal Deputy candidate, if the SPD is elected leadership at the Federal party Congress in December.
This is likely to flare up in the party, the discussion about the size of the Federal Executive Board. So far, the SPD Leader Andrea Nahles has six alternates. With Schaefer-Gümbels's departure, the leadership could be reduced: "The SPD tip must decide whether you want the Post to be new," - said in the Willy-Brandt-Haus.daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
With its decision of TSG to the consequences of the heavy defeat of his party in the Hesse state election in October 2018. As a top candidate, he won only 19.8 percent – a loss of about ten percent. "Surely we have made mistakes, but in any case the storm from Berlin was too strong," said TSG. What is meant is: party leader Nahles is wearing from the point of view of many Enjoyed a complicity in the Hessian election debacle. That you agreed to shortly before the state election, to carry the controversial former constitutional protection chief Hans-Georg Maaßen to the state Secretary in the Federal Ministry of the interior, have harmed the credibility of the SPD. And the cost of TSG votes.
"return to my Initial
Schaefer's your choice"-Gümbel had "incredibly bad luck", as it says in the Willy-Brandt-Haus. In fact, the party left has failed three times with the attempt to become Prime Minister of Hesse. "On the day after losing the state election, I informed Andrea Nahles, that I strive for not the fourth attempt," he said.
In his future Job Schäfer-Gümbel for the personnel planning of the GIZ is responsible. The company sees itself as a service provider in development cooperation. Schaefer-Gümbels new Post of working Director is remunerated according to information from the GIZ Supervisory Board with every year, around 200,000 euros.
In the fall was for the Job-the other a social Democrat in the interview: the former Secretary of state in the Federal Ministry for economic Affairs and former SPD election campaign Manager, Matthias Machnig. Its appeal however, there was resistance in the Supervisory Board of the company. Therefore, it has now been nominated Schäfer-Gümbel.
sees his new task as "a return to my vocational desires". Already as a young man, he wanted to development workers. From 2003 to 2008 Schäfer-Gümbel development policy spokesman of his group.
SPD-hopes Nancy Faeser
The future management of the Hessian social Democrats wants to take over, according to daily mirror information Nancy Faeser. The current Secretary-General and Deputy-Head of the Hesse-SPD seems to want to run for the country presidency, and as a group boss. Long-Faeser is traded in the SPD as a bearer of hope. In Schaefer-Gümbels shadow Cabinet, she was nominated as the Minister of the interior. However, Michael Roth, Minister of state at the Federal foreign office is said to have, ambitions to the presidency. Who start Schäfer-Gümbels successor, will have to make for the beleaguered Hessen-SPD one: development aid.