The former SPD member of the Bundestag Florian Post (41) has joined the CSU. After he left the SPD, the CSU was "the right answer" for him, Post told the Süddeutsche Zeitung. "I've always belonged to the bourgeois camp."
The SPD leadership in Bavaria said on Tuesday that the change of party did not come as a surprise. "Post for Söder - that doesn't surprise me," said SPD country chief Florian von Brunn when asked by the German Press Agency.
Post only left the SPD in August. The 41-year-old held a Bundestag mandate for the Social Democrats for eight years, from 2013 to 2021. He was noticed, among other things, by sharp criticism of today's Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the former party and parliamentary group leader Andrea Nahles. Even within the Bavarian state association, Post was repeatedly noticed by sometimes harsh and violent public criticism of party friends.
After there was an internal dispute over the list before the last federal election, Post broke with his previous party. Sebastian Roloff prevailed against Post in the preparation of the SPD state list.
In his letter of resignation, Post complained that the SPD in Munich was no longer supporting craftsmen, tradesmen and restaurateurs, but was trying to "emulate the smallest minorities". He scoffed at the idea of establishing gender officers in daycare centers, accused SPD General Secretary Kevin Kühnert of opportunism and criticized SPD tax plans as "left-wing ideology". The SPD was "no longer a party to choose for people with ordinary everyday worries," Post continued. There is an increasing alienation between "today's functionary class on the one hand and the majority of the members, the remaining regular voters and the masses of ex-voters who have dropped out".