It was in January 1949, the SPD, the CDU and the FDP came in Berlin to an all-party government. The city was in shock. The consequences of the war continued to have an effect, the people suffered under the Soviet Blockade and division of Berlin. In this desperate situation, the democratic forces built a castle, a parliamentary Opposition was seen as dispensable. It was an exceptional condition, fortunately, for a limited time. That was 70 years. The post-war period, the German division is over, too. Nevertheless, it looks as if Berlin must again do without the Opposition, without great Distress.
There is no political counter-force
Although there is in the house of representatives of the three parties, which do not belong to the government. But it is daring, CDU, FDP and AfD would be understood as a political counter-force that the red-and-driving red-green coalition and the electorate with a convincing Alternative. This is not only the fact that a black-and-blue-and-yellow city government due to the lack of intersections and for reasons of political Hygiene is excluded for the foreseeable future. It is mainly due to the condition of these parties.
The AfD also moves in Berlin in a grey zone between extreme right-wing populism and neo-liberal positions, supported by a management staff that you want to keep from the Senate administrations and the Red town hall. The FDP is content, in turn, as before, in order to save the Tegel airport, and to offer their top-of-force, Sebastian Czaja a stage for his One-Man Show. Whatever he promises. Two years ago, one could hope that at least the Christian Democrats with the change in leadership of the country party to be an effective counterpart to red-Red, could be Green.
the CDU between the interior of the tomb fight and self-destruct
Politically diversified, and with new concepts for a liberal-conservative urban policy. With the Federal Minister for culture Monika Grütters as an Alternative to the unpopular incumbent mayor, Michael Müller, complemented by the wise, Conservative Burkard Dregger, which should concentrate the forces in the members of the house group. That didn't work. Both Leaders of the Union are not able to cope with the conflicting forces in his own party. Your inability to focus on the country-CDU and the group on the Berlin election campaign in 2021 and to develop a counter-model to red-Red-Green, favors the relapse of the Union in internal trench warfare and self-destruction.
The greatest merit of the previous CDU-country heads of Frank Henkel was the run-down land Association to rebuild and reconcile with yourself. Now the capital of the Union is a Nothing. For the SPD, Left and Green is a Feast. Far from it, to make the coalition agreement promised "change for the Better" in Berlin, you can set the red-red-green Alliance on a second reign. Self-sufficient and self-righteous. In the parliamentary sphere no serious resistance more upset about it.
The Opposition outside of Parliament, instead of
Meanwhile, social Democrats, Left and Green, not needling each other, so that it becomes boring. Hope is not only that chambers and associations, citizens ' initiatives, and organizers of people's desire to lose the courage and the extra-parliamentary Opposition alive. Because of this coalition, which works with a little bit of steam on the boiler, needs a lot of pressure from all sides. Not only from the left-ecological camp in Berlin is traditionally dominant. The civic center needs to regroup, your self-confidence and a political anchor is missing for a long time. For the future of the city is fatal.