First female leader for Germany’s Social Democrats

Andrea Nahles becomes first female SPD leader in Germany
Andrea Nahles becomes first female SPD leader in Germany Copyright REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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Andrea Nahles is elected leader of Germany’s Social Democrats becoming its first female leader.


Germany’s Social Democrats have elected Andrea Nahles to be their first ever female leader. She won two thirds of the votes and defeated Simone Lange, the left-leaning mayor of the northern town of Flensburg.

The 154-year-old party which is a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition, picked Nahles after former leader Martin Schulz resigned from the position after a poor election campaign

Andrea Nahles has promised to raise the profile of the party and turn its fortunes around.

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