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Ms. Wagenknecht, you wish to govern along with your new occasion BSW. Who do you wish to kind coalitions with?

Livia Gerster

Editor in politics for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

Konrad Schuller

Political correspondent for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in Berlin.

The extra vital query is: What form of politics do we wish?

But we requested: with whom?

This is a query of negotiation when election outcomes can be found. Then there shall be talks, definitely additionally with the CDU. However, we is not going to be out there to acquire the bulk for political enterprise as ordinary.

In Thuringia it might occur that the AfD turns into the strongest pressure and the CDU leads to second place. Could you think about electing a CDU Prime Minister?

Numerous issues are in flux in Thuringia. With the mayor of Eisenach, Katja Wolf, we’ve got a citizen-oriented, extremely competent prime girl, so let's first see whether or not the CDU is actually forward of us.

They specific their understanding that the CDU in Thuringia has already used the votes of the AfD to kind a majority in opposition to the federal government factions. So would you try this too?

The CDU submitted proposals that the AfD accredited. This is a standard democratic course of.

So are you able to think about BSW proposals being accredited with the votes of the AfD?

I hope that after the election, Thuringia will once more have a authorities that may move its personal proposals with a majority.

“The surveys show that a certain proportion of those who voted for the AfD out of anger now want to vote for BSW.  We’re happy about that,” says Sahra Wagenknecht.


“The surveys show that a certain proportion of those who voted for the AfD out of anger now want to vote for BSW. We’re happy about that,” says Sahra Wagenknecht.
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Bild: Jens Gyarmaty

We are additionally asking as a result of the person behind Björn Höcke in Thuringia, Stefan Möller, is already wanting ahead to assembly you. He says that with you we will kind a majority on vital points. Would you agree with him?

We is not going to work with extremists. Mr. Höcke is a right-wing radical. We should not have something to do with that.

You say you gained't cooperate, however you don't rule out the likelihood {that a} BSW movement with the AfD's votes will obtain a majority.

For instance, ought to a authorities not introduce cost playing cards for refugees simply because the AfD may additionally agree? What form of understanding of politics is that this!

It will depend on whether or not the bulk can solely be achieved with the assistance of the AfD. Then you enter right into a relationship of dependency.

That's why I say: We want a authorities able to performing once more in Thuringia. But the essential query isn’t whether or not the AfD agrees to any demand, however whether or not a requirement is correct or flawed. For years, all events besides the AfD have denied that uncontrolled immigration is an issue. However, individuals expertise that there’s a lack of housing, lecturers are overworked, kids can’t converse German, and there are cultural conflicts. The AfD turned sturdy via denial.

Really? Then the AfD must be significantly sturdy the place there are a very massive variety of foreigners. But in actuality it’s strongest within the international locations the place there are the fewest foreigners. In distinction, international locations with a excessive proportion of foreigners akin to Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia have sturdy and profitable Greens.

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