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Defeat for CDU politicians: Ex-Ultra Kay Bernstein is the new president of Hertha

A setback for the politicians of the Christian Democratic Union
Ex-Ultra Kay Bernstein is the new president of Hertha

Hertha BSC club members elected a new president following the resignation of Werner Gegenbauer: It is somewhat surprising that Kay Bernstein, a former Ultra member, will head the club in the future. The result is a defeat for the president of another club in the capital.

Hertha BSC is now headed by a former Ultra Chairman. Capital Club members dared to a small revolt on Sunday and elected Director of Communications Kay Bernstein. The 41-year-old received 1,670 out of 3,016 valid votes and won against Supervisory Board favorite and long-time CDU member of the Bundestag, Frank Stifel, and blatant intruder Marvin Brum.

“Our old lady is in intensive care. Now we can treat her completely from the inside and make her healthy,” Bernstein said at the City Cube at the Berlin Exhibition Center after his election. Big cheer erupted at the announcement. He had previously said, “We need an honest and real reboot.” After Bernstein’s speech there was a long applause and a standing ovation.

The elections were eagerly awaited after 14 years under Werner Gegenbauer. It is a victory for the active fans and a crushing defeat for the founding of the club. Bernstein was once the lead singer of the eastern wing of the German Football League club and is still involved in fan social projects today. He has no experience leading a club in the Bundesliga or as an official. Bernstein said he couldn’t do it alone. He wants to build a team, he needs a truce with everyone in and around the club, which also included investor Lars Windhurst.

The Berliners are having turbulent months behind them. Only in relegation did Barcelona manage to stay in the Bundesliga under Felix Magath at the end of May. Just a day later, controversial president Werner Gegenbauer resigned after 14 years in office. Hertha is in the midst of a massive personnel change, but most of the key positions have now been filled.

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