Rotenburg an der Fulda (dpa/lhe) - Hesse's Prime Minister Boris Rhein is to be elected the new state party chairman at a party conference of the Hessian CDU today. The former head of government in Hesse and long-time chairman of the Hesse CDU, Volker Bouffier, does not want to run again. He is to be elected honorary chairman. Around 350 delegates meet in Rotenburg an der Fulda.
In addition to the party leader, the entire state executive is re-elected. The applicants for the position of deputy state chairmen include the members of the Bundestag Michael Brand and Ingmar Jung, Hesse’s Minister for Europe Lucia Puttrich, the state chairwoman of the Women’s Union, Diana Stolz, and Anna-Maria Bischof, proposed by the Junge Union.
At the beginning of June, the 50-year-old Rhein was elected in the Hessian state parliament to succeed Bouffier, who had been Prime Minister for many years. Bouffier retires from politics. With the reorganization at the top, the CDU Hessen also wants to strengthen itself for the state elections in autumn 2023.