Alternative for Germany (AfD) candidate Gerold Otten failed for the third time to gain a majority of votes in the ballot to become a Bundestag Vice-President in Berlin on Thursday.
The AfD candidate missed the mark by a large margin, with 211 voting in favour, 426 against, and 30 abstentions.
Otten's failure to gain a majority comes after two earlier attempts in April and May, and two other AfD... Еще candidates also being voted down three times each. Rules of the Bundestag outline that each party is entitled to one seat in the presidium; however, MPs are still free to decide who they vote for.
Currently, the Bundestag presidum consists of six members — its president, Wolfgang Schauble from the Christian Democratic Union and one deputy from each party in the Bundestag.