SPD politician Thomas Oppermann will no longer be a candidate for the Bundestag next year. After 30 years as a Member of Parliament, he wanted to devote himself to other projects.
Thomas Oppermann, vice-president of the Bundestag, does not want to run in the upcoming Bundestag elections again. “After 30 years as a member of the Lower Saxony state parliament and the German Bundestag, now is the right time for me to do something different and undertake new projects,” the SPD politician said on Thursday. The Göttinger Tageblatt had previously reported on the staff.
All strength for Olaf Scholz
Oppermann was chairman of the SPD group from 2013 to 2017. He won his Göttingen constituency four times in a row. Recently, the 66-year-old campaigned for a downsizing of the parliament.
Oppermann assured him that he would continue his mandate and the post of Vice President of the Bundestag “with full commitment” until the end of the election period. In the federal election campaign, he wanted to do everything he could for SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz.