Six days after their surprising election by the members Norbert Walter-Borjans, and Saskia esque at the Congress of the German social Democrats in Berlin, were elected formally to the new Co-Chairman.
The former North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of Finance, received almost 90 percent of the 600 delegates ' votes. The black forest Bundestag deputies from languages in contrast, only 76 percent of the delegates to the trust the third-worst result of the past 20 years. Probably the skepticism was the fact that many have compared to Eskens competence. And probably the fact that they had made in the intra-party election campaign more drastic than Walter-Borjans, for the withdrawal from the Big coalition strong.
Against a "black Zero"
In their Speeches, the two new Chairman had campaigned for a left politics, and the Christian democratic coalition partner, hart attack. Walter-Borjans said the CDU Chief and defense Minister in front of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, it wants to synchronize with its proposals for more overseas deployment of the Bundeswehr foreign policy "Militari". He criticized the plans to increase defense spending, and expected tank with day-care centres, howitzers with hospitals. The long-term CDU Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, he threw to southern Europe, with its austerity policy, "broken" saves.
the front handle Walter-Borjans, the Dogma of the "black Zero". Schäuble had made the policy of a budget without new debts for the Norm, the social democratic Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz had brought them more. From the point of view of Walter-Borjans, the "black Zero" prevents the necessary investments in infrastructure, education and climate protection: "If the black Zero for a better future of our children is contrary to, then it is wrong." This applies also for the constitutional debt brake. Walter-Borjans, not threatened directly with the end of the Great coalition. He, however, made it clear that the SPD calls for negotiations with the CDU/CSU, a much higher minimum wage, a massive investment plan and a rigorous climate protection. Only in the light of the results we will assess whether a continuation of the joint government wages until 2021. Esque said, with this approach, the SPD in the coalition to give "a realistic Chance of continuation. Not more, not less."
"return to the roots"
The new Duo called time and again to Willy Brandt, who was half a century ago, the German Chancellor, to explain why you left the course was basically a "return to social-democratic roots". In 1972, the SPD won the election, 46 percent of the vote – more it never were. Esque said they "firmly believe" that a left-wing policy again in the future successes are possible. Under her leadership, the SPD will rise within a year from 15 to 30 per cent, which had promised the new two leaders before the party Congress. Your 15-page slogan that accounted for the achievements and the new goals for the second Government in the mid-term is formulated, agreed with the Congress, after an animated discussion, almost unanimously. An Amendment of the young socialists and politicians of the left wing, before talks with the Union to terminate the participation in the Government, got only a single vote.
The shift to the left of the SPD took place at the Congress of precipitation in the preparation of the guide. With the choice of esque, and Walter-Borjans, on the top of all previous disappeared heavyweights from the first row: Vice-Chancellor Scholz, but also the Prime Minister of the interior, Malu Dreyer, and Manuela Schwesig, or Ralf Stegner play in the new top-of-the no longer. Instead, the little-known Klara Geywitz, application partner of Scholz were elected to the presidency, Anke Rehlinger and Serpil Midyatli.
a battle of choice between Juso-chief Kevin Kühnert, the driving force behind the new leading Duo, and the active labour and to prevent social Affairs and Hubertus Heil was elected both Vice-chairmen. In the eight-member leadership circle, including Secretary-General Lars klingbeil, enter Geywitz, Rehlinger, healing and klingbeil for the continuation of the Big coalition.
want to negotiate In what Form and in what period of time the new SPD leadership with the Union, through its new demands, is still unclear. The two leaders are likely to seek early talks, other brakes, rather. CDU leader, Kramp-Karrenbauer announced that the SPD-awaited pension will not act, if the SPD is to stay in the coalition. "It would be idiotic", scolded the architect Hubertus Heil, therefore, "from the coalition to get out before the pension is realised!" Connoisseurs, expect that this could take six or seven months.
at the same time not be able to cash in on the new party, the heads of government criticism too easily, without damaging your credibility.
the SPD is the only party in the world, in which the counter-revolution is faster than the Revolution? The ridicule was great, when it became clear that the SPD would not leave, despite the choice of two left opponents of the government, the Grand coalition with the CDU and the CSU immediately. The decision, as the Congress decided, sensibly.
The Problem of the SPD is, that for an exit is no good reason – apart from the dissatisfaction with themselves and with their survey values. The mid-term review lists pages and pages of "great successes" of the government work. Sensible of the whereabouts but also because the SPD is prepared for the possibility of new elections is bad. The newcomers Saskia esque and Norbert Walter-Borjans, must arrive in the office for the first time. Are you still not in the position to lead the party in the election campaign.
at the same time, the new party can't cash in, the heads of government criticism too easily, without damaging your credibility. That's why you will talk to the Union again about "new goals". The build-up, the pull up impressed, however, moderately. The Union also knows that the SPD elections actually can not afford.
more Likely, therefore, that the new Duo with some of the new compromise. That would be, however, precisely the combination of high-flying promises and the real timidity and the depressed, the SPD for years. From this case, there is no way out – new top-of-the or.
Created: 06.12.2019, 23:02 PM