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In Germany, the candidates let go of their blows in the home stretch

2021-09-17T15:49:21.905Z

Weak in content and aggressive, the campaign breaks with the usually civilized standards of German politics.



Correspondent in Berlin

When a CDU candidate accuses his opponent of the SPD of mismanaging his ministry, raided by the police, these are

"dirty"

electoral arguments.

This is the response given by the secretary general of the SPD Lars Klingbeil to Armin Laschet's accusations against his social-democratic comrade Olaf Scholz.

"I do not believe that it is necessary to involve a judicial investigation in the electoral campaign"

, explained the head of the SPD for whom these attacks

intuitu personae

would fall under the policy

"filthy" (schmutzig)

.

See also

Parliamentary elections in Germany: the quiet ecology of Annalena Baerbock

Less than ten days before the legislative elections of September 26, the adjective comes back repeatedly in the mouths of commentators to describe a campaign poor in content and breaking with the very civilized standards of German politics.

The turning point would have come on September 12, when in the opening minutes of a three-way televised debate, conservative Armin Laschet attacked his business competitor.

It was in this case

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Source: lefigaro

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