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Merkel sets in dispute over Polish Justice on Dialog
Warsaw. At your probably last Poland visit as Chancellor, Merkel relies on conciliatory sounds. Even on the topic North Stream 2 there is approximation. In the dispute of Europeans UMS Polish Justice System, she recommends: talking to each other. © Leszek Szymanski Chancellor Angela Merkel (L, CDU) and Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, go during a meeting about the grounds of the Lazienki Palace.
Who of the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, the Conservator Armin Laschet or the Ecologist Annalena Baerbock will win the favors of the voters to become Chancellor during the legislative elections scheduled for September 26th? This Sunday, the three candidates have a last chance to shine in the last big debate of the campaign.
to a week of the legislative elections, the leaders of the three largestwill cross the iron Sunday, September 19, 2021 During their last big TV debate in this format, while the remains more than ever open .
16 years after her first Balkan journey is Angela Merkel on the way again in Serbia and Albania, also meets the tips of four other Western Balkan countries. She knows about the importance of a stable Balkans for Europe. But in 16 years, too little has happened too little. © Marko Drobnjakovic In Belgrade Angela Merkel with Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic departs a horizontal formation on Monday.
Candidate currently the best placed, the Minister of Finance and Vice-Chancellor Social-Democrathad imposed according to the polls in the two previous jousts, arising as an experienced and calm manager, reassuring qualities in the eyes of the Germans.
Armin Leschet wants to catch up in the
polls The Conservative Armin Leschet, who considers himself the natural heir of Angela Merkel, was combative in the last straight line of his election campaign marked early with a certain nonchalance , then several embarrassing fakes.
But the rhenan, unpopular, has not yet reached the advantage: its training, the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) combined with the Bavarian CSU, has a little increased in surveys between 20 and 22%, against 25 to 26% for the SPD.
is the chancellor to blame?: Schäuble: Due to Merkel, it has heavy
Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) sees in the interview with the daily mirror concentrated the scope for the candidate of the Union by the Chancellor. © Photo: Imago Images / Metodi Popow "I'm waiting" Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU), President of the German Bundestag, worries about the size of Parliament. Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) makes Chancellor Angela Merkel indirectly responsible for the heavy state of the Union in the Bundestag election campaign.
It's a bit like when your car is blocked in the sand, recently estimated the President of the Bundestag and Gray Eminence of the Conservatives Wolfgang Schäuble. At every attempt to get out, you bury more, he pointed in an interview at the weekly Die Zeit.
of the surprises still possible in this vote
the Greens and their leadership of File Annalya Baerbock, which had aroused the enthusiasm in the spring before committing several blunders awarded largely to his inexperience, currently point between 15 and 17% of the vote, a gap Which seems to put the 3-year-old lawyer out of the race for the Supreme position.
surprises, however, are excluded. 40% of German voters still do not know who they will vote, according to a representative study of the Allensbach Institute. There are also the margins of probation error and the important part this year - for pandemic - the vote by correspondence.
Merkel and the longevity formula
© Michael Kaplela Angela Merkel in 2018. The Germans like to give their elected officials a longevity of power that has passed from fashion in the rest of the democratic world. Konrad Adenauer led Western Germany for fourteen years, Helmut Kohl sixteen. But little thought on November 22, 2005 that this freshly elected shock, Angela Dorothea Merkel could one day match these stability records, let alone she could beat all records of political popularity.
Ecologists should at least play a crucial role in the formation of a coalition government at the end of the vote, probably three parties.
a decisive debate for the CDU that does not want to lose power
the debate, broadcast at 20:15 on Private Private Channels, Kabeleins and SAT1, will offer Armin Leschet, 60, an ultimate chance to struggle Olaf Scholz , 63 years old. And perhaps to prevent the humiliating ejection in the opposition of his conservative party, who is looming in the polls.
Regularly renowned for its moderation, the leader of the most populous German region - North Rhine-Westphalia - continues to shake the spectrum from a bar at the left in the country in case of Alliance between SPD, the Greens and the Radical Left Die Linke, which seems at hand according to the polls.
If Olaf Scholz and Annalena Baerbock described a red line, for an alliance, the opposition of Die Linke to NATO, none formally excluded a coalition with this party that collects about 6% of the surveys currently.
A case cloudies the end of Scholz
campaign The Conservative also attacked Front Olaf Scholz, taking as Reasoninvolving an anti-whitening unit under the supervision of his ministry.
The latter will have to explain itself to this subject on Monday before the Finance Committee of the Bundestag.
Angela Merkel, who will leave the political scene after 16 years in power and remains very popular, went out of the campaign at the beginning before coming to the rescue of Mr. Laschet. It multiplies the meetings by its side.
It should take advantage of it, says the Karl-Rudolf Korte Politologist from Duisburg University, like all those in recent years have chosen proximity to Merkel, he believes.
But whatever the outcome of the ballot, his conservative camp prepares for a historically low result, such as to tarnish Angela Merkel's balance sheet. And already the internal account regulations have begun: Wolfgang Schäuble made it partly responsible for the weakness of the CDU, in an interview Sunday in Tagesspiegel, to have in his eyes poorly prepared his estate.
the Germans called to elect the successor of Angela Merkel .
Germany - Election / (Photo, TV): the Germans called to elect the successor of Angela Merkel * Angela Merkel does not seek to obtain a fifth mandate * Last polls show a short advance of the Social Democrats * The Conservatives have reduced the gap in the last phases of the * campaign by Joseph Nasr and Paul Carrel Berlin, September 26 (Reuters) - the Germans go to the polls Sunday to participate in the federal elections and designate the successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel and perhaps ending