Leading Democrats have warned the party of Chancellor candidates debate. This was in response to an Interview in the Vice-Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, the question was answered in the affirmative, whether he will post the Chancellor because also trusts that he will be ready anyway as a proxy.
"The last thing SPD needs before the important European elections (in may), is a candidate for Chancellor-to lead the debate," said the SPD state boss of North Rhine-Westphalia, Sebastian Hartmann, the Newspapers of the Funke media group. "I expect after the difficult year of 2018, all the representatives of the party leadership to focus on the important things."
lower Saxony Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) said the "Hannover Allgemeine Zeitung": "for The Moment, this is not a question within the SPD particularly urgent, because up to the next Federal election, there are still more than two years."
Critically, the Jusos commented: "This is the wrong time, the wrong man and the wrong method," said Juso-Vice-Catherine Andres of the "Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung". For you SPD Leader Andrea Nahles is the "first choice," said Andres, "especially since it is time that the SPD makes a woman Chancellor-candidate".daily mirror tomorrow location for Free
Scholz: order "question today is not"
The Deputy SPD Chairman Ralf Stegner told the "Handelsblatt", with a view to the Scholz-Comments: "In the course of the programmatic renewal of the SPD, it would do us good if at the right time, different candidates with different profile to an intra-party competition and a members vote on the candidacy for Chancellor of the SPD.“ That would be a motivating pre-election campaign, "which could arouse the interest of a broad audience for the ideas of the SPD". Such a pre-election campaign stand.
Scholz was asked by the "picture on Sunday" whether he believed the Chancellor's office. "Yes. Mrs. Kramp-Karrenbauer has just said that from a party Chairman, it is expected that you try the office. For a Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Same applies,“ he answered. Specifically, Scholz added: "Neither the Union, nor for us, this question is today."
in Spite of the bad SPD survey, values of around 15 per cent Scholz stressed that he does not think that an electoral victory of his party over potential CDU top candidate as Kramp-Karrenbauer, or Friedrich Merz. "The SPD wants to make the next Chancellor." About yourself, Scholz said, if you could trust the polls, then he the count of followers of the politicians with a high level of support for citizens and SPD.More about
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In the latest ZDF-political barometer of mid-December, Scholz was the popularity of German top politicians on place 5 He was the most respected of the SPD-politician - dense Minister Heiko Maas followed by outdoor place 6. (dpa, AFP)