Merkel promotes Laschet – Scholz wants a change of government

Merkel promotes Laschet – Scholz wants a change of government

Laschet, Merkel and Söder in Munich

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Two days before the Bundestag election, the parties campaigned for the approval of undecided voters at the final rallies.

Two days before the Bundestag election, the parties campaigned for the approval of undecided voters at the final rallies. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) appeared in Munich on Friday in support of Union candidate Armin Laschet. SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz put his supporters in Cologne in the mood for the planned change of government. Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock campaigned in Düsseldorf for a “new game.”

Merkel promoted the union parties for the joint CDU and CSU election campaign in Munich, because they represent “measure and a half.” The Union builds bridges “when new problems arise.” That is why the CDU and the CSU are the parties “that have to lead the next government,” he said.

Laschet, who spoke after her, again demonstrated his solidarity with CSU chief Markus Söder. “Armin and Markus, it will be a great team and we will rule the Federal Republic together,” he said in Munich. Laschet again warned of a federal government made up of the SPD, the Greens and the Left.

For his part, Söder accused FDP leader Christian Lindner of flirting with a traffic light coalition with the SPD and the Greens, contrary to his original statements: “You can almost feel the immoral vibes between Scholz and Lindner.”

Scholz said in his appearance in Cologne: “Many people want a new party and a change of government.” To do this, the course would have to be set on Sunday. The federal finance minister harshly criticized the fiscal plans of the Union and the FDP. Tax cuts amounting to 30 billion euros for the rich were “completely out of time,” said the SPD candidate in the face of the mountain of debt accumulated in the Crown crisis.

Green candidate Baerbock reaffirmed her party’s claim to lead the future government despite poor poll numbers. At the end of the green election campaign in Düsseldorf, he said that many companies in Germany have long relied on climate-neutral business practices. Now what is needed is a “green-led federal government to set the framework for this.” In the Bundestag elections, the question is whether there will continue to be a “departure” from the grand coalition or a “new party”.

Green politicians reproached previous ruling parties for their commitment to climate protection, but did not follow through with any action. “It is not enough to write climate ministers on posters,” Baerbock emphasized.

The top left-wing candidate, Janine Wissler, reaffirmed the goal of a red-green-red federal government in Berlin. If the SPD and the Greens wanted to implement their electoral promises and achieve a change in policy, then they would only succeed “with a strong left,” he said. In his appearance, Wissler accused Scholz of “getting involved with the FDP.” The main AfD candidate, Tino Chrupalla, called his party’s latest rally to vote against the “indifferent political caste” on Sunday.

The FDP does not want to hold its last rally until Saturday afternoon in Düsseldorf. Party leader Lindner said on ZDF that he did not see himself in the role of “king-maker or chancellor.” His party “only makes one contribution.” As a goal, Lindner confirmed that he wanted to “get as close to the Greens as possible, then we can make a difference, for example in the direction of Jamaica.”

In the “RTL / ntv trend barometer” published on Friday, the SPD maintained its three-point lead over the Union. It reached 25 percent, followed by the Union with 22 percent unchanged. The FDP improved by one point to twelve percent. The AfD lost one point to 10 percent. The Greens stayed at 17 percent, the left at 6 percent.

In the “Politbarometer” of the ZDF on Thursday night, the Union was able to narrow its gap with the SPD a little. The CDU / CSU achieved 23 percent here, the SPD still 25 percent. The Greens were at 16.5 percent, the FDP at 11 percent, the AfD at 10 percent, and the Left at 6 percent.


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