Minister of State Dorothee Bär: »Politically, I would like it to be Robert Habeck«
Bernd von Jutrczenka / dpa
The CSU politician Dorothee Bär is hoping for Robert Habeck as the Greens' candidate for chancellor.
"Politically, I would like it to be Robert Habeck," said Bär on Wednesday evening in the SPIEGEL talk "top talk".
The Minister of State in the Chancellery for Digitization said: "Because then it will be even easier to win the election." Bär said that she personally liked Annalena Baerbock and would allow her to run.
Politically, however, it looks different.
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On April 19, the federal board wants to present its proposal as to whether Habeck or his co-chair Baerbock should enter the race.
The final decision on the candidacy for chancellor will then be made by the Green Party Congress in mid-June.
"I don't think it is difficult for any of us to say: You are the right one," Baerbock last said in an interview with SPIEGEL.
A possible waiver of the candidacy for chancellor in favor of her party colleague would still be "in the end a little stab in the heart."
The question of the candidate for chancellor is also still open at the Union, the CDU and CSU have been fighting for power on the question for days.
CDU boss Armin Laschet and CSU chairman Markus Söder are both sticking to their claim to apply to succeed Angela Merkel in September.