Agence France-PresseNovember 25, 2013 05:31
Germany's IG Metall, Europe's biggest labour union, elected Detlef Wetzel as its new president Monday as it seeks to rejuvenate its image and boost its ranks.
Wetzel, 60, previously the number two of the mighty union, takes over from Berthold Huber who stood at the helm of IG Metall for the past six years.
Out of the 458 delegates at IG Metall's congress, 333 -- or 75.5 percent -- voted for Wetzel, the only candidate, and 108 voted against him.
There were 17 abstentions.