The FDP has confirmed its chairman Christian Lindner for another two years in office. At the federal party conference in Berlin, 88 percent of the delegate votes went to the 44-year-old. Lindner has been at the head of the FDP since December 2013.

Lindner received 511 of the 579 votes cast. 51 delegates voted no, 17 abstained. Lindner thanked “for this special back strengthening”. When he was elected two years ago, he had received 93 percent. However, this was a few months before the federal elections – in other words, in a situation in which the base usually stands behind the party leadership as closely as possible.