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Prime Minister Malu Dreyer resigns – stages of her career

Prime Minister Malu Dreyer resigns – stages of her career
Prime Minister Malu Dreyer resigns – stages of her career

After more than a decade, it’s over. On Wednesday morning, “Spiegel” and “Die Rheinpfalz” were the first to report: Malu Dreyer is resigning. She succeeded Kurt Beck as Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate in 2013 and has since won two elections. Initially with a red-green coalition, later with a traffic light coalition of the SPD, Greens and FDP, she governed – unlike at the federal level – largely quietly. Details are to be announced on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference in Mainz.

Malu Dreyer has multiple sclerosis

The Prime Minister joined the SPD in 1995 and is valued in her party. As interim party leader, she led the SPD in 2019 after the resignation of Andrea Nahles. Dreyer was succeeded by Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans.

In the same year that she joined the party, the now 63-year-old was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Rhineland-Palatinate native is now open about her nervous disease. star she said in February 2023: “Today I am just happy and incredibly grateful that I can do this job despite this illness. [als Ministerpräsidentin] can handle it like that.”

According to media reports, her successor will be Alexander Schweitzer. He is part of the Dreyer cabinet as the current state minister for labor and social affairs, transformation and digitalization.

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Source: Stern

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