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“Robert and I will stick together through thick and thin,” says Baerbock after dropping out of candidacy for chancellor

Baerbock and Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck, both from the Greens Baerbock and Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck, both from the Greens

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck, each from the Greens

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In a world filled with crises, Annalena Baerbock, as Foreign Minister, doesn’t wish to run for the Chancellor's workplace. However, she promised to “work closely” with “Robert”. Vice Chancellor Habeck, in the meantime, praised her achievements with out declaring any ambitions of his personal – which he’s mentioned to have.

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Annalena Baerbock needs to pay attention absolutely on her workplace as Foreign Minister and isn’t searching for one other Green Party candidacy for chancellor. Instead of being tied down in a candidacy for chancellor, she needs to commit her vitality absolutely to her present activity in view of the worldwide crises, the Green Party politician defined in an interview with the US tv channel CNN on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Washington.

“The world is obviously very different from what it was at the last federal election,” Baerbock mentioned, in keeping with an official translation by the Foreign Office in Berlin. “In light of the Russian war of aggression and now also the dramatic situation in the Middle East, we need more, not less, diplomacy. Otherwise, others will fill the gap,” she added.

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Baerbock and Habeck at a meeting of the Federal Cabinet

Baerbock added within the interview carried out by CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour: “Therefore, in these extreme times, state political responsibility as Foreign Minister means for me: instead of being tied up in a candidacy for chancellor, continuing to devote my energy fully to my task of building trust, cooperation and reliable structures – for and with so many partners worldwide and in Europe who rely on them.”

Baerbock, who had agreed with present Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Robert Habeck earlier than the 2021 federal election to run because the Green Party's candidate for chancellor, additionally assured: “Of course I will do everything I can in the election campaign to support my party, just as I did last time.”

“Get involved in the Green election campaign with verve”

After her CNN interview, the Foreign Minister additionally commented on her determination in a letter to the Green parliamentary group within the Bundestag. In it, she promised Annalena Baerbock that she would work intently with Economics Minister Robert Habeck after she withdrew her candidacy.

“Robert and I have been through thick and thin together for almost forever now and will work closely together in the coming weeks,” Baerbock wrote in a message to the parliamentary group, in keeping with info from the German Press Agency.

“Without question, I will of course throw myself into the Green election campaign with verve as part of a strong Green team.” She mentioned: “As Greens, we are well positioned to make 2025 a success for us together.”

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Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) at the KfW Capital Markets Conference in Frankfurt/Main

Robert Habeck, then again, has acknowledged Baerbock's position as international minister after presumably giving up a candidacy for chancellor – with out declaring his personal ambitions to run. “First of all, I want to say that Annalena Baerbock has ensured that Germany has been and continues to be a factor of stability in foreign policy in recent years,” he instructed the German Press Agency on the sidelines of an appointment in Dortmund.

She is doing “an excellent job as foreign minister.” In response to a query about his personal ambition to run as his celebration's candidate for chancellor, he added: “We will discuss everything else in the committees and announce the right decisions in good time.”

Habeck leaves open his ambitions to run for chancellor

It has been clear for a while that both Baerbock or Habeck would lead the Greens into the subsequent federal election marketing campaign. Habeck's want to run has been clear for months.

In the spring, these near the celebration mentioned they needed to stay to the candidate nomination process agreed two and a half years in the past. In September 2022, the board determined that the celebration base ought to resolve in a major election if there have been a number of promising candidates.

But they needed to keep away from a impasse, presumably performed out in public. Top Greens all the time hoped that the 2 former celebration leaders would come to an amicable settlement.

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If Baerbock had insisted on operating, an influence battle with Habeck would have been nearly unavoidable. This raises the query: how a lot bother, how a lot political capital is such a battle value? And that particularly for a celebration that’s at the moment solely polling between 11 and 13 %?

At the second, it appears unlikely that the subsequent chancellor (or the subsequent chancellor) might have a Green Party membership card. But there’ll all the time be one other time. And at 43, Baerbock is younger for a politician – maybe that additionally explains her determination to not run.

https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article252463590/Gruenen-Politikerin-Robert-und-ich-gehen-durch-dick-und-duenn-beteuert-Baerbock-nach-Kanzlerkandidatur-Aus.html