The coach of the German national team was nominated by the CDU parliamentary group in the Baden-Württemberg state parliament – at the suggestion of parliamentary group leader Manuel Hagel. The state parliament is to vote on the lists of the parliamentary groups on December 22nd. This is considered a formality, according to media reports.
However, according to the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” and “Stuttgarter Nachrichten”, there are even more celebrities on the CDU list, for example javelin thrower Johannes Vetter, employer president Rainer Dulger, writer Gaby Hauptmann and the Tübingen emergency doctor Lisa Federle, who are nationwide in the corona pandemic made a name. Fractional leader Hagel spoke to everyone – and everyone was ready to vote for the CDU on February 13, his spokesman said.
But celebrities are also sent to the Federal Assembly from other countries. Ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel was nominated by the CDU parliamentary group in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. At the SPD, for example, TV presenter Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, singer Thees Uhlmann and actress Denise M’Baye vote.