Following a dismal fourth place showing in Germany’s general election, three senior members of the Green Party are to quit.
Along with Juergen Trittin, Claudia Roth and Renate Kuenast have announced their resignations.
The writing was on the wall when the party said a “fresh start” was needed.
However Katrin Göring-Eckardt, who was one of the faces of the Greens election campaign, will be bidding for a top job.
“I have decided that I will run for the chairman of the new Green parliamentary group. I think, we as the Green Party are facing a very difficult time. We have to work hard to get out of this hole.”
The Greens polled a mere 8.4 percent on Sunday after failing to translate some popular policies into votes.
However a reshuffle might give them an outside chance of becoming Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chosen coalition partner .