12 Mar, 2024

PRESS RELEASE - Strack-Zimmermann nominated as ALDE Party lead candidate

Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann has been nominated by ALDE Party member Free Democratic Party (FDP) in Germany to become ALDE Party's lead candidate for the upcoming European elections in June.

The nomination comes as a positive response to ALDE Party's request to our member party FDP, and it is backed up by ALDE Party Co-Presidents Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Timmy Dooley, their respective political parties, and other ten parties within our political family.

ALDE Party believes that Marie-Agnes has a strong and suitable profile that is needed to convey our liberal message in the European campaign for Europe to regain a competitive edge, for our citizens to regain trust in European institutions and to make Europe a safe place for its citizens.

Marie-Agnes comes with a solid background in defence and security based on experience, which reinforces our liberal commitment to the safety of our continent and to support Ukraine at any cost.

As the former Mayor of her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany, Marie-Agnes demonstrated practical knowledge on issues directly affecting our citizens, such as infrastructure, transportation and support innovation for local SMEs. Finally, our political family has a clear track record of supporting women's rights, which is aligned with Marie-Agnes’ long advocacy career on this topic.

A formal voting procedure will take place on 20 March at the ALDE Party Extraordinary Congress. Our lead candidate will be presented to the press at the Renew Europe Now Platform campaign kick-off on the evening of the same day. 

Press wishing to attend the kick-off must register by clicking here. Journalists and crews must also carry a valid form of identification at all times while onsite.

For more information, please get in touch with Luis Cano at [email protected]

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