For MartinSchulz, se are difficult days. It was embarrassing enough for DenSPD chairmen that he had to move away from his strict Neinzu of a renewed grand coalition after party-internal pressure. Now Schulz wants everything to be different and to make it possible for everyone. He wants to take time to involve SPD deputies, party board and ordinary members in each of his steps towards a possible formation of government.
AmDonnerstagabend met Schulz, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Horst Seehoferbeim Federal president, in order to provide opportunities for government participation by SPDauszuloten. The several-hour consultation under eight eyes at Mineralwasserund Saft was agreed to remain silent – Schulz first wanted to lessons his people and to advise m on furr procedure.
When SPD chief on Friday morning with SPD presidium and prime Minister to Genaudiesem purpose sat, Bild newspaper Tickerte that everything was already decided: "Green light for GroKo". The SPD was prepared to negotiate a new alliance with Merkel, it was said re as a result of discussion with federal president and without any indication of sources. The report contradicted previous line DerGenossen to keep everything open – and was refore not in Schulz ' interest, that is, apparently scattered from union.The base is as powerful as never
A little later, SPD chief was angry with journalists. It was EineFalschmeldung that grand coalition was not automatism, but everything was still open. "We have many options for EineRegierungsbildung. We will talk about all of m. " After all, re is vieleGegner of Great Coalition in party and also options of reelection Ora union-led and minority government tolerated by SPD Sindlaut SPD leadership by no means from table.
Schulz and his people are refore trying to avoid any impression dasslängst is clear that y want a new alliance with union. Because approximately 400,000 SPD members have so much say in this regierungsbildungs process as never before. NächsteWoche meets SPD at party congress, already re basis will discuss various options critically again. The Jusos are already threatening an application with which y want to exclude opening of talks on a renewed alliance with union. If majority were to come, possible Sondierungsgesprächemit of union would be history even before its beginning.
Außerdemhat Schulz, who wants to be re-elected as party leader on Thursday, promised that SPD members could later vote on outcome of vonetwaigen consultations with Union. Therefore, if party leader chooses to enter a large coalition, members can still declare this decision invalid. Not only SPD, but also Germany would be facing a situation that had been datonie.Does Union want to torpedo grand coalition?
But not only Schulz, but also Angela Merkel is in a weak position. If report on premature determination was spread to a large coalition from union, n it must have come from conservatives who want to dismantle ir own boss. It would be a classic game about gang: unnamed sources from union represent great Coalition as long as already negotiated, so long doubts about Schulz's credo of openness to result, until SPD members such an alliance for fear of face loss indignantly reject. Then, after Jamaica Alliance, Merkel would also have taken her last secure government option, and chancellor's critics would have reached her goal.
Pretty complicated considerations. But with CDU politician MikeMohring from Thuringia, a Merkel critic on Friday journalists also dictated following sentence in blocks: "The way for a great coalition is prepared." The will stand until March. Mohring expressed himself after Merkel had informed CDU federal Executive Board by telephone about meeting at Steinmeier. His determination cannot be in sense of Chancellor, who had promised SPD fair and respectful negotiations.
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