The election manifesto of the left is very clear: All foreign deployments of the Bundeswehr would have to be ended.
Exceptions, however, are not entirely ruled out.
Berlin - Left parliamentary group leader Dietmar Bartsch does not categorically rule out the participation of the Bundeswehr in peacekeeping missions abroad.
"You know, I've never heard anyone on the Left say, for example: The blue helmets from Cyprus should be withdrawn," said Bartsch on Sunday in the ARD summer interview.
In the left election program it says: "The Bundeswehr must be withdrawn from all missions abroad."
The Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been divided into a Greek Cypriot part in the south and a smaller Turkish Cypriot part in the north since a Greek coup and a Turkish military intervention in 1974.
The United Nations is endeavoring to secure peace on the ground with a blue helmet mission.
German soldiers are not involved in the operation.
While left leader Janine Wissler strictly rejects missions abroad after earlier statements, co-leader Susanne Hennig-Wellsow also mentioned the Cyprus mission in the past as an example of an exception for peacekeeping missions.
Bartsch emphasized: “We reject combat missions.” He stated: “We have the disaster in Afghanistan, we see the injured soldiers in Mali, we see many other situations. And I want Mali not to end in the same way as Afghanistan, a headless run out. ”Dpa