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Eastern Commissioner doesn’t rule out coalition of SPD and BSW for Thuringia – Scholz cautious

Carsten Schneider, Federal Government Commissioner for Eastern Europe (l.) with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the press conference after the Eastern MPK Carsten Schneider, Federal Government Commissioner for Eastern Europe (l.) with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the press conference after the Eastern MPK

Carsten Schneider, Federal Government Commissioner for Eastern Europe (l.) with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the press convention after the Eastern MPK

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After the Eastern Minister Presidents' Conference in Wittenberg, the Federal Government's Commissioner for Eastern Europe, Carsten Schneider, appeared earlier than the press. Next to him stood Chancellor Olaf Scholz, amongst others. The two SPD politicians clearly have completely different views on the Sahra Wagenknecht alliance.

NNew survey outcomes from Thuringia have additional fueled the talk about coalitions with the Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW) alliance. The Federal Government's Eastern Commissioner, Carsten Schneider, didn’t rule out a coalition with the BSW for the SPD on Tuesday after the Eastern Minister Presidents' Conference in Wittenberg. “We are ruling out a coalition, that is the AfD. And otherwise we will try to become as strong as possible and to form a governing majority for the state in Thuringia,” he mentioned at a press convention that was additionally attended by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). Schneider himself comes from Thuringia.

Scholz merely pressured that an alliance with the BSW on the federal stage was out of the query for him. “The policy that is being proposed for the federal government is the opposite of what is right. It leads backwards and it will isolate our country, destabilize it economically and endanger the security of our country.” He didn’t remark explicitly on coalitions with the BSW on the state stage.

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According to a survey printed on Tuesday by the opinion analysis institute Infratest dimap on behalf of the MDR for the Thuringia state election on September 1, the AfD is clearly in first place with 28 p.c and along with the BSW (21 p.c) would obtain virtually half of the votes. The CDU (23), SPD (7) and Left (11) collectively solely have 41 p.c, and the Greens and FDP would not be represented within the state parliament in any respect.

Since all different events, together with the BSW, have to date dominated out an alliance with the AfD, such a end result would at present imply that solely a authorities could possibly be fashioned with the participation of the Sahra Wagenknecht (BSW) coalition. The CDU has not dominated out such an alliance both.

https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article252097486/Thueringen-Ost-Beauftragter-schliesst-Koalition-von-SPD-und-BSW-nicht-aus.html