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Donaueschingen (dpa / lsw) – While the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Agriculture and long-time district chairman of the CDU North Baden, Peter Hauk, is giving up his party office, everything stays the same in South Baden. Long-time MEP Andreas Schwab was confirmed in office as district chairman of the CDU South Baden on Saturday in Donaueschingen. The 48-year-old was re-elected at the district party conference with 80.5 percent of the vote, as the party announced.
He has been a member of the European Parliament for South Baden since 2004 and has been district chairman since 2017. The district association is the amalgamation of around 13,400 members from the ten district associations of the CDU in southern Baden.
The four powerful CDU district chairmen also sit on the presidium of the state party. In addition to Hauk and Schwab, there are Steffen Bilger for North Württemberg and Thomas Bareiß for South Württemberg, both of whom sit in the Bundestag. Hauk had recently proposed Moritz Oppelt, member of the Bundestag, as his successor.
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