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NRW-CDU is Elmar Brok, a surprising fall
The well-known European politician Elmar Brok from the CDU Executive Board in North Rhine-Westphalia for the European elections in may, considered. "I reserve the right, whether I'm running on the country's Assembly of delegates," says Brok. His fall should be counted as a defeat for Prime Minister Laschet. the

The Board of Directors of the NRW-CDU is not the European politician Elmar Brok for the upcoming European elections. He was at a state Executive meeting on Monday night against the proposal of the Chairman, Prime Ministers, and Armin no longer Laschet on the list for the European elections had been chosen, said Brok, the German press Agency. The 37 members of the national Executive had voted by a majority against him.

Still, the 72-Year-old, however, is not quite beaten: "I reserve the right, whether I'm running on the country's Assembly of delegates," he said. "The vote is only a proposal." At the meeting on 26. January in Siegburg could take Brock in a fight candidacy to the list of places, it was called in party circles, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Brok had lost on Monday night in the preparation of the 17-member Euro-election list of a first vote just. Brok had explained the details of the Party, ready to stand as a sign of the generation change on place six, instead of, as originally planned. This place had been proposed by NRW-land-in-chief and Prime Minister, Armin Laschet for Brok. However, Brok, I want a guarantee that he will not made sixth place in dispute, it said. This is not given.

The district Association lower Rhine, have nominated the long-time members of Parliament Stefan Berger for sixth place and in a secret ballot. Only positions one to seven on the CDU land list are considered to be promising. As Broks Laschet had candidacy supported, is likely to be due to fall as a defeat for the Prime Minister to be counted.

Brok from Germany, in the district of Gütersloh is since 1980 in the European Parliament, and thus its longest-serving member of Parliament. He is currently a Brexit officer of the EPP group in the European Parliament, and one of the few really well-known faces from the Parliament. For many years, the former Journalist and Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. For decades, he is a sought-after interview partner not only of the Germans but also the British media.

He commented on almost every important development in European politics. "I was a representative of the Parliament in all negotiations since Maastricht" in 1992, he said, five years ago, the German press Agency. "Europe is still working on a front line, there is little Routine and always a lot of New. And it makes still fun." Some of his party friends found now, but it seems that it should be with over 70 years of age.

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