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The SPD chooses the fraction

It is a result that rocked the German policy: Norbert Walter-Borjans, and Saskia esque have surprisingly won the primary to take over the chairmanship of the German social Democrats. In the runoff against Olaf Scholz and Klara Geywitz, they received 53,06% of the vote, Geywitz, and Scholz 45,33 per cent. 426'000 members of the SPD had been called up to the election.

The 61-year-old Scholz had been considered the clear favourite. The Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor, was among the four candidates is not the only political heavy-weight, also the entire Establishment of the party supported him. While Scholz was as an architect and as the principal proponent of for nearly two years, the ruling Grand coalition with Angela Merkel, argued Walter-Borjans, and esque the many critics of government involvement.

the victory of The critics of the Grand coalition leads to a preliminary decision in the question whether the SPD should lead the government with CDU/CSU, as planned, by 2021 more. In addition, the delegates of the party Congress will decide by the end of next week – the election of Walter-Borjans/esque sends a clear Signal.

Decides the imminent end of the Grand coalition

the SPD, the exit, the Grand coalition, probably before the end of the year. Many observers suspect that Chancellor Merkel could govern for some time yet, with a minority Cabinet, it would probably be a purposely lost vote of confidence and thanks to the kind assistance of the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier – to new elections. Merkel has already announced a long time ago, that it was after 14 years in office again as Chancellor candidate of the CDU available.

it is Conceivable, although not very likely, but also that the Congress approved, despite the members voting for Walter-Borjans/esque against the dissolution of the Great coalition. This would complicate the appointment of the new Chairman of significantly. Observers expect that the new Chairman would, in this case, immediately political demands of the CDU/CSU, which did not want to meet or can – and the collapse of the coalition as lead.

The Congress, it is incumbent on it to select Walter-Borjans, and esque formally new Chairman. In General, it is assumed that the delegates confirm the result of the primary.

The 67-year-old Walter-Borjans, Westphalia between 2010 and 2017, the Minister of Finance of North Rhine-Westphalia. In Switzerland, he was known because he with the purchase of stolen account information, tax evasion by wealthy German, Swiss banks sub-band.

Created: 30.11.2019, 18:13 PM

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