“The discussion in the group, and the feedback from the party I have shown that the performance of my Offices the necessary support is there,” wrote Nahles on Sunday to all SPD members. Whoso followeth her, is still unclear. The change of power in the SPD could also bring the coalition to falter.

Nahles wrote, you’ll explain next Monday in the party’s Executive Committee of her resignation as SPD Chairman, and on Tuesday in the group meeting, her resignation as Chairman of the SPD parliamentary deputies.

“I would like to open up the possibility that both functions in an orderly manner to the successor can be controlled.” Nahles will also put her Bundestag mandate, and is therefore expected to rise completely out of the Federal policy and pull back.

The SPD had won in the European elections, with 15.8 percent, their worst result in a nationwide election and had been replaced by the Greens for the first time as the second strongest force. At the state election in Bremen, you gave also, for 73 years, its top position.

Nahles was advised after the Disaster under great pressure. Then, the 48-Year-old had announced, in the group with an early Chairman-election, the question of power. At a special group meeting on Wednesday, it was clear that they had for this step, a little restraint.

Nahles had become after the poor performance of the SPD in the Bundestag election in 2017-Chairman and was elected in April 2018 as the first woman to the top of the SPD. This Item has only a good 13 months.

she had used after the Failure of the negotiations on a “Jamaica coalition” of the Union, the Greens and the FDP to re-enter into a Grand coalition. The decision is in the party till today highly controversial.

“We decided, together, to wear as part of the Federal government responsible for our country,” wrote Nahles to the members. “At the same time, we are working on the party a while to recover and to convince the citizens of new content.” To create both, is a major challenge. “They have full mutual support is required to master,” said Nahles.

Whether you have the necessary support had been pulled in the last few weeks being repeated in public in doubt. “That’s why I wanted clarity. The clarity I got in this week.”

As a possible successor of Nahles, the party leaders have been Western Pomerania, especially the Minister-President of Mecklenburg -, Manuela Schwesig, and the lower Saxon Prime Minister, Stephan Weil acted.

exactly when the change of power in the group and the party takes place, is still unclear. A new member of the group could be made on Tuesday. In the party, it is more complicated. The next Congress is planned for December. The exchange should be completed earlier, would be in favour of a special Congress of the party is necessary.

it is also Conceivable that – as in previous cases, initially as a temporary solution. The “image”-the newspaper reported, the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister-President Malu Dreyer could take over the party presidency at the Council table.

On the date for the return of their Federal mandate, wool advise Nahles first with your country group in the Bundestag and and national Association in the party, it was called in your environment. Shortly before her decision she had yet to see demonstrative backing of their representatives in the party Executive. Also could not stop you, but of your decision. Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) regretted the resignation.

What is the impact of the withdrawal Nahles’ on the Grand coalition, is unclear. The CDU leadership is advised for calm.

All in the CDU should clarify their own willingness to continue to be the government mandate, it was said on the Sunday in the CDU leadership. The CDU leadership wanted to consult before the start of the top-of-the exam in the late afternoon on how to proceed.