SPD: Esken and Pistorius need Scholz as candidate for chancellor | EUROtoday

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SPD chief Saskia Esken and Defence Minister Boris Pistorius see Chancellor Olaf Scholz as a powerful candidate regardless of the poor end result of the SPD within the European elections because the Social Democrats' most fitted candidate for chancellor for the 2025 federal election. “It is clear to us that Olaf Scholz is also the right candidate for chancellor for the next federal election,” Esken informed the newspapers of the Funke Media Group.

The SPD received the 2021 federal election as a result of individuals had confidence in Scholz's management skills, mentioned Esken. “This confidence has proven true over the past two and a half years in dealing with the corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine.”

Pistorius says he needs to stay defence minister

In polls, Pistorius is doing a lot better than Scholz. Esken mentioned: “Boris Pistorius is an excellent defense minister. We would therefore like to see him remain in this office beyond the federal election.”

The Minister of Defence himself expressed comparable views. When requested in in the present day's Journal of ZDF, why Scholz is the higher chancellor, mentioned Pistorius: “Because he is leading our ship calmly and prudently in these times.” The minister added: “He is a clever politician and he knows how to do it. Therefore, I have no doubt that he will also be our next candidate for chancellor.” In the every day information The Defense Minister informed ARD that he hoped to develop into his personal successor.

https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2024-06/spd-saskia-esken-boris-pistorius-olaf-scholz-kanzlerkandidat