The country’s shifting political dynamics and the rise of the Greens has left the governing parties more vulnerable than everThe newly crowned leadership duo of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) has hardly had a great welcome. Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken beat the finance minister, Olaf Scholz, and his running mate, Klara Geywitz, by 53% to 45% in the final round of the membership votes. The response was vociferous: the imminent death of the SPD was the verdict from most of the German media.To prefer two little known candidates over Scholz is a radical statement against the SPD’s most popular politician Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/04/spd-leaders-new-germany-politics-greens
Author : Anke Hassel
Publish date : 2019-12-04 10:42:24
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