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Olaf Scholz is also fighting his Chancellor dream

Olaf Scholz, the profile of the German characterises social democracy for almost 20 years, it is not surprising that many consider him the face of their decline. The 61-Year-old defended 2003/2004 as the Secretary General of Chancellor Gerhard schröder's Agenda-reforms. As the labour and social Minister under Angela Merkel, he is rescued in the financial crisis, with the short-time working money, hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Since 2009, he was Deputy Chairman of the SPD, for seven years he ruled Hamburg since 2018, he is the Minister of Finance and Vice-Chancellor, again under Merkel. Scholz's previous political life, performance is impressive, no doubt. But, because he is already so long in the first row of his party, he can now claim bad, the crisis had nothing to do with him. So why, ask many critics, should, of all things, to embody, he the longed-for "renewal"?

"You stand for a policy that we want to overcome, actually," said a young socialist, Scholz, one of the SPD-candidate-Shows directly in the face. He "stranguliere" Germany, with its Obsession of a balanced budget, accusing him of Norbert Walter-Borjans, who is now in the run-off election among the 426'000 members of the party together with Saskia esque competitor.

"You stand for a policy that we want to overcome," says a young socialist, Scholz directly in the face.

Before the first ballot Scholz together with his partner, Klara Geywitz the attacks of his detractors still stoically endure. But now that the decision is imminent, he has taken up the fight surprisingly determined. He showed the otherwise Enjoyed more instructed than delighted, into the public duels at once angriffig, funny and quick-witted. More than once he not demonstrated the political pensioner Walter-Borjans, that knew the government's decisions once more, which he rejected outright.

again and again, Scholz said, he'll kick at all only because of him the state of his party grieve so. With Elan, he tried to prove that his heart since his Juso-time beat authentic links. He led to the only ancient evidence, but also a whole handful of new assets: an assets tax, a new children's lists, money, a third of increased minimum wages, gender parity on the choice, a European Bank Deposit guarantee, a clampdown on money laundering and tax avoidance. In addition, the "civil rights of the 21st century. Century": Housing, Health, Pension, Care.

Even the coalition partner of the CDU to recognize that without the factual and experienced Scholz least, neither the climate package is still the basic pension, the breakthrough would have succeeded. The latter was for the SPD is nothing less than a historic Triumph. At the same time the Vice-Chancellor stressed without ceasing, that the Governance of the Union should have to this term of office to an end. Germany in need of a centre-left government without the CDU/CSU, led by the Greens, but of the SPD.

Scholz referred to his successes in the 2-million-inhabitant metropolis of Hamburg. In 2009, he had taken over the SPD in a ruinous condition, and two years later he won back the government with an absolute majority. "Who ordered me guidance, get too!" he cried to his Comrades. Long before noted elsewhere, what voters expect of the social democracy, he had in the Hanseatic city of thousands of social housing to build, has invested billions in schools, kindergartens and public transport. 2015 Scholz's SPD was confirmed with 46 percent of the vote.

The "Scholzomat"

Scholz is aware that he will convince the many Comrades who see in the three coalitions with the Christian Democrats, the main reason for the decline of the SPD, with such success stories, neither of himself nor of his government's enthusiasm. For his opponents, he will always remain the "Scholzomat" to awaken a brittle lawyer and a technocrat who is unable, hopes and passions. And the one who has Left the Trauma of Hartz IV and the division of the party into.

Great restraint and respect for the man who is married with the Brandenburg Minister of education, Britta Ernst enjoys, however, within the Establishment: with the SPD in power in the Federal government, States, and cities, as well as the members of the parliaments. Even Martin Schulz, the sad candidate for Chancellor in 2017, advertises lately for him. The two were estranged a few months ago bad.

to Be Chancellor of calculus

Outside the party Scholz is significantly more popular than among the SPD members In the polls, he has consistently ranked at the top or in second place of the politicians of his party. In the hypothetical Chancellor a question he claims not only against the CDU leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, but also against the idolized Green-chief Robert Habeck.

Should lose Scholz his fight for the presidency, his career is coming to an end – and pretty quickly, also the Grand coalition. He wins on the other hand, should he run as candidate for Chancellor the SPD in the Bundestag election campaign of 2021. It is the first elections since the age of 16 are not commencement, to which the Union, with Merkel, and that's why a lot seems to be open. This had a Chance to took at Scholz from the beginning in the eye, as it almost two years ago with Andrea Nahles together the party. A year and a half after her forced resignation, he must now be her successor, he does not want to follow her departure from the political scene.

Created: 29.11.2019, 21:29 PM

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