Germany's politicians are in crisis mode. Not all are up to the pressure of the public. A politician is particularly prominent these days.
- Germany is in a state of emergency because of the corona pandemic .
- Politicians have to switch to crisis mode .
- With Markus Söder, a politician stands out right now.
Munich - these are turbulent times. The Coronavirus * strikes and has a firm grip on the whole world. Politicians have to switch to crisis mode. Their sovereignty is required in public. Not all politicians succeed, but some really stand out.
Times of crisis can make politicians big. That's how it happened in Germany . Helmut Schmidt, Willy Brandt or Helmut Kohl. They were all chancellors in times of crisis and coped with them. Even now we are in a crisis and the population needs strong personalities at the top. Do we have this in Germany ? A current survey sends a clear signal.
Corona virus: hard times need strong politicians
Angela Merkel, Jens Spahn, Armin Laschet and: Markus Söder . The latter in particular stands out in coping with the crisis. This is also reflected in the popularity ratings of the politicians. On behalf of Focus , the polling institute "Insta" asked the Germans: "To what extent do the following politicians represent your interests?" And the 2070 people from all over Germany have a clear favorite . Markus Söder . The CSU politician received a record.
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The cohesion in the Corona crisis is impressive. Now we have to hold out together. Please keep the basic exit restrictions so reliable. Only then can the measures take effect. Let's continue on the path we have chosen! #cohesion #corona #bavaria
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Never before has a politician been more popular than Söder in this poll, which was launched in January 2019. With an approval rating of 156 out of 300 points absolute top. As a result, the Bavarian Prime Minister wins 28 points compared to the previous week. A user even requests the Chancellor Söders on his Instagram account.
Political ranking: Markus Söder at the top
He is followed in the survey by Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). She is also gaining popularity, but is 18 points behind Söder. Jens Spahn, Olaf Scholz and Armin Laschet complete the "top five". But why is the CSU politician so popular at the moment?
Citizens probably appreciate his quick crisis management . Even before Chancellor Merkel proclaimed the two-week ban on contact on Sunday, March 22, nationwide, Söder had imposed strict conditions. An exit restriction * already applied to Bayern * on Friday, March 20.
But with all the approval, the prime minister's sole action had not only made friends . There was also a lot of criticism : Armin Laschet had criticized Söder for his approach. Even with Anne Will, the CSU politician had to answer uncomfortable questions.
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