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US News is the chancellor to blame?: Schäuble: Due to Merkel, it has heavy

23:50  18 september  2021
23:50  18 september  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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"I am firmly convinced that both belong in one hand: party presidency and chancellery. That was not the case for almost three years now, and therefore there is no interpacial bonus. On the contrary, "said Schäuble the Tagesspiegel.

CDU boss and chancellor candidate Armin Laschet stand "In addition to the longtime successful Chancellor" and could not say in the election campaign, "We make everything new" yet "we just do it so". This is after 16 years Chancellery of Angela Merkel "a problem" for his party and will "may not be understood by all".

The ratio between Wolfgang Schäuble and Angela Merkel can be described as professionally distanced. Both appreciate. Schäuble also applies as a former conveyor of Angela Merkel. He made them in 1998 to the Secretary General of his party and supports their candidacy for the 2000 party presidency.

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While Merkel's Chancellor existed But between the two and again disagreements, which were more, sometimes less public. In 2018, just before Merkel announced her decision to submit the Office as a party feet and do not want to compete again as Chancellor candidate, Schäuble has questioned the power of Merkel. "She is no longer undisputed," he said then.


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in the struggle for the Chancellor's candidacy between CDU boss Lashet and the CSU chairman Markus Söder had Schäuble in favor of lashes decisively mixed. However, he was previously in the question of whoever to take over the CDU chair, on the basis of Friedrich Merz, but lost against Laschet.

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From the election outlet next Sunday also depends on whether Wolfgang Schäuble himself has opportunities to become a Bundestag President. He himself can imagine that. "I like to practice the office of the Bundestag President," said Schäuble. However, the Union would have to become the strongest faction.

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But currently it looks more likely to cut off a historically bad as a historically bad. In current surveys, the Union is just over 20 percent and the SPD three to four percentage points before. Although Laschet was able to catch up in the ARD Germany trend at the end of the week, in the Politikarometer of ZDF and Tagesspiegel, however, was not a great movement in the Sunday question.

Schäuble cares about the size of the next Bundestag

But Schäuble not only ensures the performance of the Union, but also the possibly rising number of deputies in the upcoming legislature. "With a view of the size of the next Bundestag, I'm waiting for me," he said. At some point "the working capacity of the Bundestag as a whole endangered".

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that it was not possible to decide on an effective electoral reform in the relevant legislative period, count on its "greatest political disappointments". An even larger Bundestag is not conducive to the reputation of Parliament and Parliamentarism.

There are calculations, after which the Bundestag could grow on more than 1000 deputies. Thus, only the Chinese folk congress would be larger worldwide.

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