The acting chief of Germany’s Social Democratic Party has announced that she will step down from her position after having been diagnosed with breast cancer. Manuela Schwesig, 45, is also the premier of the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the chair of the SPD there, though she plans to retain these roles in the coming months.
Name: Manuela Schwesig
Company: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)
Announcement Date: September 09, 2019, 10:00pm