Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - The Greens in North Rhine-Westphalia are choosing their top staff for the federal election for three days today.

In view of the current high in the polls, the eco party is hoping that in the future many more MPs from North Rhine-Westphalia will move into the Bundestag via the state list.

The federal election will take place on September 26th.

At the start of the Greens delegate assembly on Friday, the federal chairman Robert Habeck will be connected by video.

In 2017, twelve Green MPs from North Rhine-Westphalia entered the Bundestag.

At the hybrid event, which lasts until Sunday, around 280 delegates vote for candidates for at least 60 state list places.

In view of the polls that the Greens currently see over 20 percent in the federal government, theoretically more than 50 MPs from North Rhine-Westphalia could make the leap into the Bundestag, according to the calculations of the state party.

The parliamentary manager of the Bundestag faction, Britta Haßelmann, wants to apply for first place on the Greens state list.

The current Bundestag parliamentary group deputy, Oliver Krischer, is running for second place, and Irene Mihalic, a member of parliament, is in third place.

The co-country chairman Felix Banaszak applies in 6th place.


The election meeting runs under Corona conditions.

Candidates can hold their application speeches on site in Düsseldorf or from home.

The delegates take part digitally and vote online.

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Candidates for the state list of the Greens