Baby's birth almost makes German politician miss his own big day

A German politician put family first on Saturday, letting colleagues who wanted to name him a local party head wait while he went to the hospital for the birth of his child.Georg Maier had been set to be named the head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the state of Thuringia on Saturday. But it seems he neglected to tell them he was otherwise engaged, leaving them to sit and wait for hours before they found out where he was.In the end, Maier was in the hospital for 24 hours before his daughter was born. After the schedule of the party meeting was rearranged – another member read the trea…

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