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Wagenknecht withdraws for health reasons

Sahra wagenknecht, leader of the left faction in the Bundestag, wants to make the Post in the autumn. As a reason the 49-year-old politician is leading your hea

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Wagenknecht withdraws for health reasons
Sahra wagenknecht, leader of the left faction in the Bundestag, wants to make the Post in the autumn. As a reason the 49-year-old politician is leading your health. The Deputy SPD Chairman Ralf Stegner looks after their withdrawal better opportunities for new alliances of his party. the By Nico Fried Berlin Nico Fried

Nico Fried, since 2007, the SZ-Parliamentary office in Berlin. Together with his colleagues he reported on the people and events in the Chancellery, the ministries, the Parliament and other places where policy is made. The native of Ulm since 1996 she lives in the capital, where he worked for four years for the Berliner Zeitung. 2000 peace came to the süddeutsche Zeitung, and reported to the Parliament editorial on German foreign policy, the former PDS, and later on the Green. In 2004, he took over the journalistic observation of the SPD, three years later, the office line. Nico Fried, born in 1966, studied in Munich and Hamburg in political science and a master of arts complete.

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follow the servant to The group leader of the left party in the Bundestag, Sahra car, running in the fall not again for this office. The group spokesman Michael Schlick confirmed on Monday. As a reason the 49-year-old politician, said a report in the editors ' network, Germany, according to your health. Wagenknecht led the parliamentary group of the Left since 2015, together with Dietmar Bartsch. Since 2014, she is married to the former SPD leader, Oskar Lafontaine.

on Sunday Wagenknecht had announced that it would withdraw from the top of the collection of movement, "" back Up, she had founded with Lafontaine half a year ago. This step had explained that in her opinion, the professional politicians in the movement "and those with more responsibility should be handed over to carry the movement to the base anyway".

on The other wagenknecht had led but also for the withdrawal of their ailing health: "I was now almost two months sick, and the health problems were a direct result of the extreme Stress I've had in the last few years," wrote Wagenknecht in an email to supporters and journalists. In the meantime, it is good your back, "but I need to adjust in the future, my workload a little, and a new Balance".

Wagenknecht was no confrontation out of the way

Wagenknecht has been regarded for many years as one of the most prominent representatives of the Left, was often more contentious guest in television talk shows, but also intra-party developers out of the way. Especially in the refugee policy with the current party leaders Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger solid on the cross. Wagenknecht called for a limitation of immigration, while large parts of the party campaigning for the largely open borders. At a Convention of the Left in may 2016, in Magdeburg, a critic of the handle Wagenknecht, and threw a pie in the face. Riexinger commented on the withdrawal of Knecht's Car on Monday with only one sentence: "I hope that Sahra wagenknecht of the Left as an important face."

The studied economist since 1991 - with interruptions - to the party Executive of the PDS and the Left, in 2004, she moved for five years to the European Parliament. 2010 Wagenknecht took over for four years, the Post of Deputy party leader. In 2011, she was Deputy Chairman of the left party, soon after they filed their claim to the group chairmanship. Last fall, many of the party irritated you once again friends with the founding of the movement "get Up", the critic, the attempt at a schism in the Left of the saw.

Wagenknecht was always skeptical about possible alliances with the SPD and the Greens. The Deputy SPD Chairman Ralf Stegner looks after their withdrawal better 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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