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Chancellor candidate of the Greens: Baerbock does it and explains what spoke against Habeck - he reacts


Who will lead the Greens in the federal election campaign? The decision between Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck has been made.

Who will lead the Greens in the federal election campaign?

The decision between Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck has been made.

  • On Monday, April 19, the Greens * decided on their candidacy for chancellor for the 2021 federal election *.

  • Annalena Baerbock is candidate for Chancellor * of the Greens!

    It was also about "the question of emancipation", said Robert Habeck

    (see update from April 19, 11:38 am)


  • Many representatives of different parties congratulated the Green candidate, including Angela Merkel

    (see update from April 19, 1:55 p.m.).

  • This news ticker is updated regularly.

Update from April 19, 7.42 p.m.:

The designated Green Chancellor candidate will be put to the test on Monday evening with a TV interview at prime time.

The conversation takes place in a rather unusual setting: on the private broadcaster ProSieben.

We'll keep you up to date on the most important statements from the round with Baerbock in a news ticker.

Greens: Baerbock is candidate for chancellor - Kretschmann sees lack of government experience calmly

Update from April 19, 4:43 p.m.:

According to her party friend Winfried Kretschmann, Greens leader Annalena Baerbock has what it takes to become a “real chancellor for the whole country”.

"She is a woman from the West, but who has been shaping politics in the East for many years," said the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg on Monday in Stuttgart about the nomination of the party leader as a Green candidate for Chancellor.

"It is, so to speak, the personified overcoming of the East-West conflict."

Kretschmann praised Baerbock as a "very strong-willed, self-confident and assertive woman".

The fact that you lack government experience does not matter.

“I didn't have that either when I was elected Prime Minister in 2011.

And I think I'm not doing it that badly, ”said the 72-year-old.

Update from April 19, 2 p.m.:

A cautious assessment of the Green Chancellor candidate Baerbock comes from the left party.

Co-party leader Susanne Hennig-Wellsow said on Monday that she congratulated the Green politician from woman to woman.

And added: "We as leftists will not interfere at all in personal issues of other parties."

Which content can be implemented with parties is decisive: "If our political content fits together, and that means not just talking about combating climate change, but also understanding that climate change can only be combated if we have social security and create a livelihood security, then we come with the Greens on top of each other, ”says Hennig-Wellsow.

The search for candidates for chancellor of the Union destroys trust in politics and democratic processes.

This is "not a sign of fame for a party that is currently in government," notes the left-wing politician.

Angela Merkel and Armin Laschet congratulate Annalena Baerbock on being Chancellor of the Greens

Update from April 19, 1:55 p.m.:

Chancellor Angela Merkel also used the moment to comment on Annalena Baerbock's candidacy for Chancellor of the Greens.

"From here I can congratulate the Chancellor," said the deputy government spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer, at the federal press conference in Berlin on Monday.

Update from April 19, 1:50 p.m.:

CDU boss Armin Laschet commented on the Green candidacy in a recent statement in Berlin.

“The Greens nominated their candidate for Chancellor today.

I congratulate Annalena Baerbock on this choice, ”said Laschet.

Congratulations for the Greens candidate for Chancellor: Annalena Baerbock is going into the race in the federal election

Update from April 19, 1:45 p.m.:

Congratulations for the Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock are currently arriving.

"I'm looking forward to an exciting and fair competition for the best concept for the future of our country," tweeted Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Lars Klingbeil, SPD general secretary, also spoke up on Twitter: “Congratulations, dear @ABaerbock, on your candidacy for chancellor.

I look forward to a fair competition with the Greens for the best ideas for the future.

The race is open, we're up for it, @Olafscholz is ready.

Let's see if the Union can find someone ... ”Congratulations to Baerbock including a swipe at the Union, which has not yet cleared its candidacy for chancellor.

FDP leader Christian Lindner also congratulates Annalena Baerbock on her candidacy: “I'm looking forward to exchanging political ideas in the election campaign with Annalena #Baerbock.

Now the only thing missing is the Union so that it finally comes down to content: there has never been more to do. "

Congratulations to Green Chancellor candidate Baerbock from SPD chairmen Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans

Update from April 19, 1 p.m.:

The SPD chairmen Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans have congratulated Annalena Baerbock on being candidate for the Green Party. "We look forward to constructive and controversial dialogues and discussions with the top candidate and her party about the best solutions," they told the Funke media group (Tuesday edition). "We Social Democrats face fair competition to lead a progressive government alliance."

Esken and Walter-Borjans congratulated the Greens on "that they - like the SPD before - have succeeded in reaching an amicable decision on this personnel issue".

And added: "We now expect that after the unworthy mud battle between the CDU and CSU, the last party alliance will finally agree on their top candidate so that we can turn to our joint responsibility for government tasks again."

Federal election 2021: Forsa boss to Green Chancellor candidate Baerbock - Habeck explains himself in a letter

Update from April 19, 12.55 p.m .:

"The prospects in the Bundestag election are perhaps a little better for the Greens with Baerbock," the



Forsa boss Manfred Güllner.

“It appeals more to women and young voters.

Here the Greens could score more with her. "

Update from April 19, 12.40 p.m.:

The election of the candidate for chancellor fell on Annalena Baerbock.

Co-federal chairman Robert Habeck announced this at an online event of the party.

He himself now explains in a letter why he will not run for the Greens in the federal election in 2021.

This is available to

Business Insider


"What made us successful - the equal interaction - led to someone having to step down in the end," writes Habeck. In the letter, he expresses his joy that the Greens are currently so successful in the surveys. He comments on Annalena Baerbock: She is “an energetic, strong-willed woman with a clear political compass”, Baerbock can “fight hard in the matter and is driven by the desire to change the world. She brings the passion and - I would say - willingness to make sacrifices to subordinate everything to this office ”. She should be the candidate for chancellor. He himself will support them in the election campaign with full force and offer his "operational government experience and the knowledge from the contracts negotiated in various coalitions".

Reactions from Bavaria to the Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock


There are already initial reactions from Bavaria.

Ludwig Hartmann, chairman of the Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen parliamentary group in the Bavarian state parliament, told

: “Two excellent possible candidates for Chancellor have come to an agreement without a sound - just as it should be the natural aspiration of leaders. For us Greens, solutions to political challenges are crucial, we spend our energy on them - personnel issues only come afterwards. We are the driving force in climate and environmental policy, in keeping society together, in the necessary and inevitable restructuring of our economy. We want to shape the dawn of a new era as the greatest political force in Germany in the future. Another style would move into the Chancellery with Annalena: progressive, but focused on social consensus. Content and science oriented. Basically in discourse, but with leadership and assertiveness if necessary.In this way, the challenges of Germany can be mastered well equipped. "


"I will continue to be a mother, also as a top politician", emphasizes Annalena Baerbock.

Her family supported her in her candidacy for chancellor for the Greens.

And that ends the press conference.

Baerbock is the Greens' candidate for chancellor: the election campaign is to be carried out together with Habeck

The result: A first green candidate for the federal election in September, the strong emphasis on solidarity between Habeck and Baerbock and a politician who throws her hat into the ring for a new political style. The Greens show themselves to be deeply unified at their online event and present: A team for which Annalena Baerbock has now stepped forward for the candidacy. When asked about her lack of government experience, she replied: “Yes, I have never been Chancellor, nor have I been a Minister. I stand for renewal. Others stand for the status quo. "

12.03 p.m.:

The Greens' program for climate protection is clear: Reduce in every sector so that it complies with the Paris Climate Agreement.

One is in dialogue with the economy, Fridays for Future and environmental associations.

An immediate climate protection program is therefore the top priority after the pandemic.

11.55 am:

"A little bit of climate protection will not work," emphasizes Baerbock.

A federal government without the guideline of climate neutrality makes no sense.

Where Söder and Laschet say: “I don't know,” says Baerbock.

Green Chancellor candidate Baerbock comments on Söder / Laschet's power struggle for candidacy


On the Laschet / Söder case: "I am concerned when the ruling party gets into this vacillation," says Baerbock.

In other European countries you have seen what happens when the democratic parties crumble apart.

"I wish Mr. Laschet and Mr. Söder that they come to a decision together."

11:52 am:

is black-green possible?

“We would love to lead this government.

But since politics is not a request, the voters will decide, ”said Baerbock.

Then you will negotiate.

Green Chancellor candidate Baerbock continues to emphasize close cooperation with Robert Habeck


"We want to change this country in the matter," emphasizes Baerbock.

We will prepare that together.

Should the voters choose the Greens, they and Habeck would play a role in the federal government together.

It becomes clear: The Green Chancellor candidate continues to emphasize her close cooperation with Habeck.

11.45 am:

"We can only create a just society if we invest together in this country, in this society," emphasizes Annalena Baerbock.

Therefore, financial policy is an important component.


Annalena Baerbock refers to the party's strong tailwind from the population.

Therefore, the party is now entering the competition for the federal election in 2021.

Joint approach by the leadership duo Habeck and Baerbock with the Green Chancellor candidate


Again and again Baerbock emphasizes the joint approach of the Baerbock-Habeck party leadership.

"The point now is for a person to emerge from what has made us strong for three years." A decision could be made through the existing trust between her and Robert Habeck.


"It wasn't about who does it better or worse," says Baerbock, explaining why she was


for the candidacy.

Both would have trusted each other to do this.

But: "Of course the question of emancipation also played a central role," said Baerbock.


When was it clear who would be the candidate for chancellor? A journalist would like to know.

Annalena Baerbock replied that the decision-making process was a joint process.

She emphasizes: "We have been working together in trust for three years." The choice fell on her before Easter.

Press conference with Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock after the candidacy was announced

"If government experience were the only criterion now, you could just continue with the big union," says Baerbock when asked about her leadership experience.

She stands for a new style of politics, so Baerbock.

You bring determination and the ability to learn.


The press conference has started.


The press conference with Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock is about to begin.

Shortly before, the party leadership had announced its decision.

Robert Habeck: "We both wanted it, but in the end only one can do it",

"We both wanted it, but in the end only one can do it," said Robert Habeck.

But he also wants to throw himself into the election campaign.

The common ground made the Greens so successful.

"In this situation, mutual success means that one has to take a step back."


Now it is known: With Annalena Baerbock, the Greens will go to the Bundestag election in September.

"We have a clear idea of ​​a chancellorship for Germany," said Robert Habeck, who announced the decision, at the beginning.

It is about "changing instead of making promises".

The Green Chancellor candidate Baerbock made it clear in her address: "Climate protection is the task of our time, the task of my generation",

Annalena Baerbock is the Greens' candidate for Chancellor!

Clear announcement for climate protection as a "task of our time"

11.21 am:

The press conference will shortly begin with questions to Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock.

Green Chancellor candidate Baerbock is entering the race for the federal election in 2021


“Now is the time for politics to


itself”, is Annalena Baerbock's announcement - the first green candidate for chancellor.


"For me, the bond between the generation is a basis for our society," states Baerbock.

She refers to the young people who, out of solidarity in the Corona crisis, would have renounced everything that makes up young people for the older generation.

To older people who protested with young people for climate protection.

"You only develop the greatest strength together," says Baerbock with conviction.

There is so much in Germany.


"Politics must be made out of the concrete," emphasizes Baerbock.

There are already numerous examples of this across the country.

“It works, it works”, but all of this only works because exceptions to “old, deadlocked rules have been created,” said the Green Chancellor candidate.

"I want us to unleash all of this, to make what is in this country possible," said Baerbock.

Investments must be made for this.

That requires change.

A Green candidate for chancellor stands for a new style of politics. “I stand for renewal,” she says.

Robert Habeck announces decision of the Greens: Annalena Baerbock is candidate for chancellor


"This is how a new chapter for our party begins today and, if we do it well, for all of Germany," said Annalena Baerbock. Change is needed for a fair country in which schools and daycare centers are beautiful places, the state functions digitally, nurses have time for their work, for a diverse country with a defensive democracy in the heart of Europe. And of course: climate protection. She reports on her memory of the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement. "Climate protection is the task of our time". This must be made the measure of all things. The future is not something that just happens: “It's in our hands,” Baerbock makes clear.


“The election campaign is in front of the government and we will be led by a first green candidate for Chancellor: Annalena Baerbock”, Robert Habeck concludes his address.


In the end, only one can do it, says Habeck.

And it is: Annalena Baerbock!


“We have established a new management style,” says Habeck, someone who insists on cooperation.

Who understands a different form of politics in troubled times.

"In a certain sense, we have become so successful through the common ground that something is happening that would not happen years ago: We are fighting for the Chancellery."


It starts!

Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck have taken the stage.

Update from April 19, 11 a.m.:

The presentation of the Green Chancellor

candidacy is about to

begin in the live stream at the party's online event.

In a few moments it will be known who it will be: Annalena Baerbock or Robert Habeck?

A decision that the public has long been eagerly awaiting.

Update from April 19, 10:40 a.m.:

The decision of the Greens is eagerly awaited in around twenty minutes.

In the political “back room” it was clarified whether Annalena Baerbock or Robert Habeck as candidate for chancellor: will run for the party in September.

A sharp contrast to the heated discussions in the Union.

In the federal election, the Greens are the strongest competition for the CDU / CSU.

Chancellor candidacy of the Greens: Baerbock or Habeck?

The decision will be made public shortly

Update from April 19, 10.15 a.m.:

While the Union is losing itself in a power struggle for the candidacy for chancellor, it has remained quiet over the past few days for the Greens. The party signaled unity and discipline to the outside world. In contrast to the Söder-Laschet duel, this was particularly noticeable. Instead of a heated race over the K question, the party agreed on a fixed date for the announcement at the beginning of the year. Whoever wins the race will be announced by the federal board at 11 a.m. The two party leaders Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck come into question. CSU Vice Dorothee Bär already spoke out * for her: n preferred candidate: in. For them, Habeck is the clear favorite. Your argument: "Because it will then be even easier to win the election"

Update from April 19, 9:30 a.m.:

The big day has come for the Greens: Today, Monday, April 19, the party executive committee proposes with whom the Greens want to go to the federal election.

Up for election as Chancellor candidate: Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck are in the Green Party.

The date of the announcement had been fixed for weeks.

Most recently, Annalena Baerbock even just overtook Habeck in an Insa survey.

Party executive makes proposal for chancellor candidates: Annalena Baerbock or Robert Habeck

Update from April 19, 8:30 a.m.:

The former Green chairman Jürgen Trittin considers both Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck to be suitable to lead the party in the federal election in 2021.

"We have the luxury of a good selection and we can live with both results," said Trittin on Monday in the ZDF "Morgenmagazin". 

He considers the decision of the Greens on Monday to be groundbreaking.

The Greens wanted to "become the leading force in this country," said Trittin.

"We want to lead this country because we believe it has to be fundamentally rebuilt in the interests of climate protection."

Annalena Baerbock or Robert Habeck: Chancellor candidate: in the Greens in the federal election in 2021

First report from April 19, 7.30 a.m .:

Munich - It is far less noisy than at the Union.

But the Greens * also decide on the Chancellor candidate five months before the federal election *.

The eco party is considered the first challenger to the CDU / CSU, where the party leaders Armin Laschet * and Markus Söder are fighting a supposedly bitter duel for power behind the scenes.

Annalena Baerbock is the first candidate for the Greens.

As a woman, the party leader has the first right to vote, so to speak, over her co-boss Robert Habeck.

He once again underlined the harmony at the top: "We will announce this happily and confidently on Monday." The formal confirmation will then be given at the party congress in June.

Chancellor candidacy of the Greens: Habeck wants to lead party "into government"

Before that, Habeck secured the post as a green direct candidate for the constituency of Flensburg-Schleswig.

The 51-year-old got 72 votes at the corona-compliant open-air event in the village of Steinbergkirche from the members of the district associations of Flensburg and the Schleswig-Flensburg district.

Only one person votes against the only applicant.

He wanted to stand up for his region, promised the former Schleswig-Holstein Minister of the Environment, and: "I want to lead the Greens into government."

For Baerbock, too, the course was set for the federal election on Saturday, just under 400 kilometers from Steinbergkirche.

“This country must be governed better,” she called out to the delegates at the Brandenburg state party conference in Potsdam.

"We challenge the Union."


Corona-compliant distance between the Greens party leadership: Robert Habeck (left) and Annalena Baerbock are striving for the government.

© John MacDougall / afp

Chancellor candidate of the Greens?

Baerbock is aiming for the "first alliance green direct mandate in East Germany for 30 years"

With 106 out of 109 votes, her regional association voted Baerbock as the only applicant in first place on the Brandenburg list for the

federal election, with one vote against and two abstentions.

She is already a direct candidate for the state capital Potsdam, where the 40-year-old also lives.

She is ambitious: "We want to win the first alliance green direct mandate in East Germany in 30 years."

The other potential green candidate for Chancellor Habeck appeared relaxed in his appearance on the meadow of the youth courtyard in Steinbergkirche, as it is seldom on the Berlin stage. The former “Minister for Foreign Affairs”, as he liked to call himself, calmly accepted that he had to speak against the cawing of numerous crows at this open-air appointment.

He had covered the 20 km or so from Flensburg by bike.

The “northern abstinence” that he imposed on himself after moving to Berlin in order to cope with the “phantom pain” of parting from Schleswig-Holstein, he ended with the decision for the direct mandate.

“I noticed how much this region is actually home,” said Habeck.

Not only politically, but also family.

He praised the cultural diversity of the region and switched to Danish in the middle of his speech.

Chancellor candidate of the Greens?

Habeck refers to marine protection - Baerbock reminds of the need for children in a pandemic

Bei Auftritten in Berlin verheddert sich der Vater von vier erwachsenen Söhnen manchmal in den eigenen Gedankengängen. In Steinbergkirche war er auf den Punkt, beredt, locker. Die Bundespolitik sei manchmal zu sehr auf Berlin konzentriert, Meeresschutz habe kaum eine Bedeutung, monierte Habeck. Was nütze die schwarze Null bis 2030, wenn dafür das Klima ruiniert werde. „Politik
wirkt im Konkreten“, sagte interessanterweise auch die mögliche Grünen-Kanzlerkandidatin Baerbock in ihrer Rede und verwies auf ihr Engagement für Geflüchtete in Potsdam und auf die Nöte von Kindern in der Pandemie.

Seit sie die Führung der Grünen Anfang 2018 übernommen haben, leben Baerbock und Habeck mit dem ständigen Vergleich. Er lag lange vor ihr in den Umfragen, auch wenn sich das Blatt zuletzt wendete. Während Habeck bei den schleswig-holsteinischen Grünen rasch Karriere machte arbeitete sie in Gremien der Bundespartei mit und war Vorstandsmitglied der Europäischen Grünen Partei. Die Mutter zweier kleiner Töchter gilt als parteiintern exzellent vernetzt. Im Vergleich zu ihrem Co-Parteichef wirkt sie inhaltlich sattelfester, bringt aber auch weniger vom Außenseiter-Charme des Buchautors und studierten Philosophen Habeck mit.

Kanzlerkandidat:in der Grünen: Wahlkampf wird als Spitzenduo geführt

Womit die Öko-Partei bei Wählerinnen und Wählern eher punkten kann, darüber lässt sich trefflich streiten. Habecks Ausstrahlung könnte weiter über das grüne Milieu hinausreichen, Baerbock einen harten Wahlkampf womöglich unfallfreier überstehen. So oder so wollen beide die Grünen als Spitzenduo in den Wahlkampf führen, „unabhängig davon, wer einen halben Schritt zurückgeht“, wie Habeck es in Bezug auf die Kanzlerkandidaten-Frage formuliert.

Dass beide nach der Wahl Ende September in den Bundestag einziehen, daran bestehen keine Zweifel. Zwar dürfte es Habeck schwer haben, der Konkurrentin von der CDU* das Direktmandat abzujagen, denn der ländliche Raum im Norden Schleswig-Holsteins ist fest in Hand der CDU - und bei Landwirten und Windkraftgegnern dort hat er nicht nur Freunde. Er steht allerdings auf dem sicheren Platz zwei der Landesliste. Auch bei Baerbock ist das Direktmandat keineswegs sicher. Ihr Potsdamer Wahlkreis ist heiß umkämpft, sie tritt dort unter anderem gegen den SPD*-Kanzlerkandidaten Olaf Scholz an.

Bei Fragen nach der grünen Kanzlerkandidatur* blieb auch Baerbock am Samstag auf Linie. Eine Spitze gegen die Union und deren sture Kandidaten verkniff sie sich nicht: Anders als andere halte man sich an das verabredete Verfahren. „Was vorher gilt, gilt auch
nachher. Und deswegen werden wir all diese Entscheidungen am Montag dann verkünden“, versprach sie. (dpa, mg) * ist ein Angebot von IPPEN.MEDIA

Rubriklistenbild: © Kay Nietfeld

Source: merkur

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