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Greens stress on the K question: Habeck or Baerbock? Now the grassroots are rebelling


The Greens in the Chancellery? No longer unthinkable. But the party may have made the calculation without its basis. There is also stress about the "Heinrich Böller Foundation".

The Greens in the Chancellery?

No longer unthinkable.

But the party may have made the calculation without its basis.

There is also stress about the "Heinrich Böller Foundation".

Berlin - The


want to go to the Chancellery in the autumn -

Robert Habeck


Annalena Baerbock

never tire of emphasizing that.

The fact that the new ambitions also bring with them new problems, the party has to

find out

once more

in its


: Because some of the Greens do not like the way the chancellor's question about the two party

leaders is handled


She wrote an open letter to the party leadership.

Habeck or Baerbock: Green group angry about "personality cult"

The choice of words was quite drastic.

"The cult of personality is not good for us and contradicts our ideals," the dpa news agency quotes from a letter that was apparently not only sent to the

federal board of

the Greens.

"We alliance greens will convince because of our diversity and our outstanding program, that is, through content," the report says in the letter signed by twelve senders.

The demand of the

left wing party

signatories: Before the

federal election in 2021

it should

be called

neither “Habeck” nor “Baerbock” - but “Habeck



The party should therefore go into the election campaign with a team.

The group quite clearly demanded a say.

If you really want to commit to a candidate for chancellor, then that has to be decided by a

party congress


Or the entire party in a

strike vote


Greens: Party leadership sniffed because of a letter from the Chancellor - "Right to know who should move into the Chancellery"

Now it smells like a fight for the first time.

Michael Kellner

, Federal Managing Director of the Greens, reacted sniffly in his answer.

He was disconcerted that the senders

would have made




“In doing so, you are ignoring the unity that has been praised and contradicting the team spirit.

It doesn't go together. "

For the first time, thanks to “great approval ratings”, you have a chance at the


: “This year, voters can make the improbable possible.

I am deeply convinced that in this case you have a right to know who should move into the Chancellery. ”The Greens want to commit to a

candidate for Chancellor

in April or May


The CDU still has to decide the K question for itself - the SPD has already committed itself to Olaf Scholz.

Greens face a difficult balancing act: competition scoffs - malice also for "Heinrich Böller Foundation"

There was malice from the competition.


FDP MP Konstantin Kuhle

was happy on Twitter with the words "Finally dispute".

The Greens parliamentary group member

Sven-Christian Kindler

tried, however, to smooth things over.

“Storm in a glass of water.

This is my first time hearing this.

In the Bundestag parliamentary group, the schedule of the federal executive committee for the candidacy for chancellor is expressly supported by all members of the Bundestag, including the left, ”he tweeted.

But even if the high-ranking mandate holders of the party agree: For the


which once emerged from a

grassroots movement

, a possible conflict with the


would be particularly sensitive.

There was bitter resentment among parts of the environmental movement in summer about the role of the Greens in the construction of the A49 in the Dannenröder Forest.

There were also irritations elsewhere in mid-January: The chairwoman of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, which is close to the Green Party, Ellen Ueberschär, has


out in a paper for the procurement of





dropping atomic bombs


Party satirist

Martin Sonneborn

then happily changed the name to “Heinrich Böller Foundation”.

It is not clear to what extent this position worries the party leadership around Habeck and Baerbock.

Baerbock had recently spoken out in favor of larger armaments spending.

The balancing act between the ability to govern and traditional values ​​remains difficult for the Greens.


fn / dpa


Source: merkur

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