Associate professor: Movement can shed light on the SPD's regeringskritik

About the new presidency of the SPD will lead the party more in the direction of a koalitionsbrud, is too early to say. It remains to be seen what the electio

Associate professor: Movement can shed light on the SPD's regeringskritik

About the new presidency of the SPD will lead the party more in the direction of a koalitionsbrud, is too early to say.

It remains to be seen what the election of the koalitionskritiske Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken chairmen of the SPD will mean for the current coalition government with the CDU.

But on next weekend's convention in Berlin, Germany, may, perhaps, be wiser on what the new presidency of the plans in relation to koalitionssamarbejdet.

It says ^ clodfelter, michael, who is an associate professor emeritus of German politics at the University of Copenhagen, denmark.

- Here, I suspect that the issue whether the SPD's work and relationship to the grand coalition will be an item on the agenda.

- Which will you might be a little bit wiser on whether the choice of the two will lead the SPD more in the direction of a break in the grand coalition, say ^ clodfelter, michael.

With 53 percent of the vote is Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken Saturday been elected to the presidency of the SPD.

They are going to share the presidency, when the first has been finally confirmed as chairmen at next weekend's convention.

the Decision to go with a shared presidency, according to Karl Christian Lammers hang together with the SPD's former presidents not have been good enough to involve the länder in the party's policy.

- It has been a bit of a problem, that the states do not have felt heard with regard to the party's policy. And why have you chosen a dobbeltspids, says ^ clodfelter, michael.

Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken has not directly called for the SPD to leave the coalition. But they have required a renegotiation of the inter-governmental cooperation.

- We have said all the time, that this is not only about whether we will withdraw immediately or be seated for a period of time, said Norbert Walter-Borjans on Saturday night to the tv station Phoenix.

He added that he will look at what policy proposals that can be implemented together with chancellor Angela Merkel's christian democrat CDU, and which can not.

Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken replace the current finance minister and vice-chancellor, Olaf Scholz, and his mate, græsrodspolitikeren Klara Geywitz.

They got 45 percent support from partifællerne.

Scholz, and Geywitz was otherwise in advance figured to be the favorites and had the support of the established part of the SPD. It wrote to the news agency Reuters before the results were announced Saturday at 18 o'clock.

the Defeat for the two to be seen as yet another sign of the discontent that exists in the SPD in coalition with the CDU.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 01 December 2019, 03:00

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