Female duo elected to lead Germany's far-left Die Linke party

Two women – Janine Wissler and Susanne Hennig-Wellsow – were elected to serve as the new leadership duo of Germany’s far-left Die Linke opposition party at a conference on Saturday. Wissler, from the state of Hesse, and Hennig-Wellsow of Thuringia had run largely unopposed for the role, which will see them steer the opposition party into the general election scheduled in September. The result of Saturday’s vote must still be confirmed by a postal vote after the conference. Katja Kipping and Bernd Riexinger, who led the party for nine years, are not standing again. Speeches at the party confere…

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