After the federal election in 2021, Germany will be looking for a new government coalition.
Christian Lindner from the FDP is self-confident - and pokes at the SPD and the Greens.
Munich / Berlin - "Germany" or "Jamaica"?
After the federal election, geography will play a role in the question of the coalition, at least in the figurative sense.
And color theory.
Black-red-yellow (Germany), black-green-yellow (Jamaica) or the red-yellow-green traffic light?
All these coalitions would have one thing in common: Christian Lindner's FDP would tip the scales.
To use imagery as well.
Federal election 2021: which coalition governs Germany?
FDP and Lindner tip the scales
The 42-year-old from the Bergisches Land is correspondingly self-confident.
In an interview, shortly before the federal election, the FDP leader poked at both the SPD of Olaf Scholz and the Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock.
With a strongly pointed choice of words.
This error does not surprise me with Frau Baerbock.
FDP boss Christian Lindner on the Green Chancellor candidate
When talking to
about a pension guarantee from the SPD chancellor candidate, Lindner said clearly: “Mr Scholz would first have to explain how he wants to do it.
We have a more realistic offer: Flexible retirement at the age of 60 with an individually actuarially calculated amount, no more bureaucracy if you want to earn something part-time or in a mini-job in addition to the pension and finally: save up a funded stabilization based on the Swedish model. "
On top of that.
With a view to Baerbock, Lindner first spoke about the need for more freedom for innovations instead of bans - for example in climate policy.
So he once again turned against a speed limit of 130 km / h on German autobahns.
After all, he made fun of the Green Chancellor candidate.
In the video: Possible coalitions after the federal election in 2021
“And the climate crisis doesn't regulate a market because the market doesn't care about people,” the 40-year-old from Lower Saxony recently said in a debate in the German Bundestag in the direction of the FDP and CDU / CSU.
“The market, that's the people.
This mistake does not surprise me with Ms. Baerbock, "said Lindner in an interview with
about this statement and claimed:" She was of the opinion that the social market economy in Germany was an invention of the SPD. "
Federal election 2021: FDP boss Lindner makes fun of the Greens leader Baerbock
However, the CDU had advertised the model of the social market economy in the Ahlen program at the beginning of 1947 when the Federal Republic was rebuilt after the war.
It is one of several indications - for how tricky the exploratory talks after the federal election in 2021 are likely to be.