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The Old and the New

the 67-year-old from Cologne, Walter-Borjans, is likely to remember some of the still: As the Finance Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, he was the "cavalry", who wanted to leave the German Finance Minister, Peer Steinbrück, once against the Swiss "tax evasion secret" go for a ride. With the purchase of tax-CD's he gave to the German Treasury 7 billion euros of tax money, since he is considered by many Comrades as a sort of "Robin Hood".

Less known is that Walter-Borjans, Finance Minister of the 18 million inhabitants of the Federal state was otherwise rather little success. Several times his Budgets have been rejected by the constitutional court because he made too many debts, or rules are not adhered to. At the end of his term in 2017, sat the structure of a weak country, in spite of record tax revenues on a mountain of debt of 174 billion euros, 40 percent more than when he took office in 2010.

Walter-Borjans, has won in spite of his long political career, never before has a public election, or an important party office web occupied. Since its inception as a government spokesman of the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Johannes Rau, the Economist was a man of the government. As Finance Minister he continued the policy of Minister-President Hannelore Kraft. After the deselection of the government, he retired, on a bike and wrote a book about tax justice. The idea to run for the presidency of the SPD , he did not come himself. Saskia esque asked him.

That was all the more surprising, as the 58-year-old member of Parliament was from the Northern black forest at that time still unknown, as Walter-Borjans. It belongs to the left wing of the party and describes himself as a supporter of "democratic socialism". As an IT expert, she took care of in of the group since 2013, mainly to support digital policy. To the question, what are you qualifying as a Chairman of the SPD, she replied once more: As the Deputy Head of the baden-württemberg Parents ' Council, you have shown that you can some of the divided body and the new line-up. In Public, the more ridicule called forth, as of applause.

Created: 01.12.2019, 17:26 PM

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