Christian Lindner has already gone down in history. As the man who did not want to answer. "It is better not to reign than to govern wrong." With this set, he moved back to a year ago, in November of 2017, to its FDP-force from the negotiations with the Union and Green for a "Jamaica coalition" in the Federal. 10.7 percent had reached the Free Democrats in the Bundestag elections in September, the fourth-largest political group in the Bundestag of six. In front of the Green. There was a small decline in the poll ratings, as Lindner & co. their pound and did not want to use. Since then there are constant seven to eight percent. The Greens are clearly in front of it. It came, therefore, to the collapse of the Grand coalition, there would be a new Situation – the FDP would have without elections, while still the more powerful group in comparison with the Junior partner in a black-and-yellow-and-green Alliance, but the Weights are distributed felt currently somehow different.
That the Place has worked for many voters and supporters, such as a run, this recognition is long circle up to Lindner and his guide passed. So, the FDP leader strives for some time to effect purified, and the decision is against the Rule so definitely, as it had initially sounded. The withdrawal of Angela Merkel from the CDU presidency, there was a welcome occasion, because it would allegedly facilitate a Restart. Friedrich Merz was not, for the FDP, a reason to Breathe a sigh of relief. The Slogan of the "Agenda for the Hardworking" want to pick up Lindner and more.
AKK as an opportunity
The new CDU leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, he does not look as "Mini-Merkel". Because Lindner is a social and political Conservative with some reactionary views, such as in the case of marriage for all, in contrast to the Chancellor. "AKK" he sees, therefore, as a profiling opportunity. The Green, which helps, of course, also keep warm for a participation in the Government, currently with the leading Duo Robert Habeck and Anna Lena Baerbock more Alliance looseness and reality radiate a sense, Lindner's turning manoeuvres. Of course, the FDP leader does not know that the number of November 2017 is for a second Time. In the party you know. This means, of course, is that you have to be a compromise more competitive than in the first attempt, the potentially missed opportunity.
And so Lindner is not in the FDP quite so unchallenged as to re-enter the Bundestag after the four-year forced break. The "mirror" gave him now, just before the traditional three king of the party meeting in Stuttgart, to gesture the Chance of a little Humility. On the question of whether the FDP would now survive without him, he said: "of Course, the FDP could without me. The media democracy focused people, but one should not overestimate them.“ The first set, the magazine chose as a Heading. So far, the FDP did not want to go on the website the Interview under the Headline, it is not "We are the economic club of the CDU".
the crisis of the liberal?
During the three kingdoms Lindner has set a new humility, at least visually, in scene meet on Sunday. On stage, he spoke not alone, a dozen party friends sat there, half women, otherwise and not the very image of the more "male-heavy" FDP. And to present even if Lindner should have made his party stronger than a Team that even he has not lost consciousness. You can strive always to be better, contrary to he held critical press comments. But in the year 2017, the FDP had gone with a survey value of six percent. In the year 2019, you go with a value of ten percent (in the case of Insa, however, that other institutions measure less). Where the "crisis of the liberal is", says Lindner. Walter Scheel, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Otto Graf Lambsdorff, Guido Westerwelle, in heaven, read what critics wrote, you would wish that this crisis will, if possible, take a long time. Only a Lindner different from its predecessors: you have ruled.More about
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But Lindner wants to Yes. "To us nobody has to wait, we run away," he says. "Who will make us a fair offer of renewal, you can at any time expect, that we take responsibility." But before that, Angela Merkel may have to go away. "What was at the top of the party right, may not be at the top of the government wrong," notes Lindner. The resignation of the Chancellor – "better today than tomorrow". It would be the culmination of a development in the Lindner its FDP, and thanks to the government's refusal, in the autumn of 2017, a major role ascribed to. He was not so presumptuous as to think that you didn't encounter the personnel renewal in the case of the CDU, CSU, Greens or the SPD. "But we have accelerated, and it is worth the criticism."