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Citizenship election in Bremen: Carsten Sieling voted SPD's top candidate

In May 2019, the people of Bremen will vote for their new citizenship. Prime Minister and SPD top candidate Carsten Sieling announced a clear course against right-wing populists.
                        
            
    
        
            
        
        Bremen Mayor Carsten Sieling (SPD)
                        © Mohssen Assanimoghaddam / dpa

            
                
                Eight months before the city elections in Bremen, the acting mayor Carsten Sieling was voted top candidate at the SPD party congress. Sieling received 124 out of 134 votes cast. Nine delegates voted No, there was one abstention. Thus, Sieling achieved a result of 92.5 percent.

Sieling has been the head of government of the smallest German state since 2015 and is assigned to the left wing of the SPD. In his application speech, he announced a clear course against right-wing populists. He described the "new right" as a hounder with old slogans.
At the beginning of the month, both Lower Saxony and Bremen had announced that they had the respective youth organizations of the AfD monitored by the constitution protection.
The new citizenship will be elected in Bremen on May 26, 2019.

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