FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer as the top candidate for her party in the European election campaign. The delegates at the European Congress of the party gave her on Sunday in Berlin 85,98% of the votes. At 662 Voters, there were 67 votes against and 16 abstentions. The election to the EU Parliament on may 26. May. Beers predecessor, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, had to get to the party before the European elections in 2014 also 86 percent of the vote.

“We want to change Europe so that it lights up again,” said Beer in your speech for the presentation of the Leitantrags for the party program. The 49-year-old politician to handle in your speech, from free trade to the language and promotion of student exchange, many of the requirements of the draft European election program, which should be decided on Sunday. In its brief application, talk to the lawyer personally: “I’m more in the middle of the old caliber, but battle and building.” For your candidacy, there are six reasons, said Beer, and was one of the names of their children and the children who had brought her husband into the marriage.

Beer rejected again the allegations of the proximity to the right-wing nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “I have no sympathy for Mr Orban, I have no sympathy for his ideas of an illiberal democracy, quite the contrary,” she said. Beer was put on the Defensive after the “mirror” reported last week on close personal ties in the context of Orban’s. A members of the European Parliament threw Beer also attempted influence in the sense of the Hungarian government, which she denies.

prior to your choice Beer of the German press Agency said, it would make for more majority decisions in the European Union. “We need to have the courage to reform,” said Beer. “An example only: for more majority decisions are necessary to foreign policy.” Currently, the EU States have to decide in the Foreign and security policy, unanimously. So a single country can prevent such as sanctions against States outside the EU. “This increases the capacity of the European Union, and reduced the possibilities for blockage by individual member States,” it said in the draft of the election program. A qualified majority requires in the case of the currently 28 EU member States, the consent of at least 16 countries with at least 65 percent of the EU population.