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The left group head : Wagenknecht draws back from the first row

The Chairman of the left party, Sahra wagenknecht, is withdrawing from the first row of the policy. After the renunciation of a role in the leadership of the movement "get Up" announced wagenknecht, on Monday, to run again in the autumn, as the group Chairman. The E-Mail you sent to 15.15 PM to all the members.

"As you know, I had to let almost two months of my political work disease rest due to", - said in the daily mirror this E-Mail. "Many of you have sent to me in time, wishes for a speedy recovery, which I was very happy. In the meantime, I'm all right. However, the long disease whose trigger is in the first line the Stress and Overload of goods, the limits shown, I would not want to exceed in the future for me." 11. In March 2009, on the day 20 years before, had entered the car servant husband Oskar Lafontaine as SPD leader and the Federal Minister of Finance.

From your decision Wagenknecht had briefly informed the group Board of management. Other top officials were not pre-inaugurated - for example, party leader Katja Kipping knew nothing in advance of the step. She didn't want to comment initially. "In order to ensure an orderly Transition, I will perform my duties as group Chairman until then," says the head of the group of their Comrades.

"I'll stay, of course, politically active, and I will continue to fight for my Beliefs, and social objectives", - stated in the E-Mail. The left party mentioned in this sentence, not explicitly. In the own group Wagenknecht was for some time a controversial issue. Members are not to busy to keep, for example, in the refugee policy to the objectives of the party.

Gysi had withdrawal recommended

Wagenknecht leads the group since 2015 as the successor to Gregor Gysi together with Dietmar Bartsch. Gysi had placed in February on the role of Wagenknecht as the left faction boss in question. He said the "Rheinische Post", Wagenknecht was "important for the Left". She was a very well-known personality of the party, to kick in the television. "But you have to know what you can and what you cannot so good," said Gysi. "I think Sahra will have to define their role in the party."

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The Brandenburg Left the Bundestag, Thomas North had threatened in the past year due to wagenknecht even with his withdrawal from the faction. The revolt against the Boss was blown off in January.

In the autumn is rolling in accordance with the confirmation of the group peak is due. The exact date is not fixed yet. Discussed a date prior to the state election at the end of October in Thuringia, the Left is strategically of high importance. There it comes, whether of the Left politician Bodo Ramelow as head of the since 2014 President of the red-red-green state government can remain in office. Dispute over the leadership of the parliamentary faction would mean for the party a high degree of risk. Whether Bartsch to embark on alone, as a group, the chief, remained at the Monday open in the first place.

Stegner sees new Chance for left-wing Alliance

The Deputy SPD Chairman Ralf Stegner looks after a retreat of Wagenknecht potential opportunities for new alliances of his party. "A personal reorientation to the top of the Bundestag group of the left party makes it easier, possibly, in the future, the potential for a progressive coalition government to implement this part of the Union," said Stegner, the German press Agency. "This Option was with Sahra Wagenknecht at the top always more of a theoretical nature."

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a servant had taken up their office in Berlin on Monday after a two-month illness-related break. Shortly before, she had announced in a newspaper interview, from the top of her and Lafontaine initiates collection of the move "Up" to withdraw. The justification for this step you had explained the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday newspaper": "I'm now down to two months due to illness, also had to do with the extreme Stress of the last few years. Because I need to find a new Balance." Because of their protracted disease wagenknecht of the Left-hand had not participated-Europe Congress at the end of February in Bonn.

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