SPD Leader Andrea Nahles has opted for one of two dates. The European social Democrats (SPE) want to. at a conference in Madrid on Friday and Saturday, the Dutchman Frans Timmermans, the candidate for the election to the European Parliament on 26 May elect. On Saturday, the Bremen SPD adopted your program to the state election, which takes place on the same day.
The European election and the election in Bremen – both are considered to be the fate of elections for the SPD and its Chairman. The election to the European Parliament, the first nationwide Test of the persuasive power of the social Democrats since the election of 2017. Since then, it went to the polls almost to the bottom, but the adoption of the new welfare state concept, and the defection of Hartz IV have brought the Comrades for the first time, a slight upswing.
In Bremen have ruled the social Democrats since 1946 without interruption. A loss of power would therefore be a portent in the election year of 2019, even if it's just a question of the future political leadership of a town of not more than 570.000 inhabitants. In a current survey of the Bremen SPD at 24 percent, just behind the CDU (25 percent).More about
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Nahles flies on Friday now, together with the national SPD top candidate Katarina Barley, and Udo Bullmann, to Madrid, to be in the choice timmermanns. May also play a role in that their absence in the SPE-Congress had been criticized in Lisbon in December in the media. Nahles represents at least the social-Democrats from the most populous EU country, the government, your party still.
The Bremen Enjoyed will adopt its programme, which promises more money for education and social policy, without Nahles. The suspicion of the country-the SPD wants to discontinuation of the much weaker national trend, and so the distance to the national prominence of the party, and against the Bremen party boss Sascha Aulepp speaks vigorously. It is now a "very labor intensive" land Congress, she says, the 300-page government program needs to be tuned, which limits the time for a longer Talk: "The context of this country's party tags would be the Federal prominence." In addition, Aulepp announces, Nahles advertise in Bremen is very good for the SPD – and, indeed, at the start of the election campaign.