During the election campaign, he let Annalena Baerbock take precedence for the candidacy for chancellor.
Does he regret this step now?
Robert Habeck unpacks.
Berlin - The exploratory talks between the SPD, FDP and the Greens are currently underway, tomorrow the parties want to comment publicly on how to proceed.
In all this hustle and bustle, piquant details about Robert Habeck's view of his top colleague Annalena Baerbock's candidacy for chancellor were made public.
In a telephone interview with journalist Stefan Lamby, Habeck is said to have called for rethinking internal party positions: “How to deal with 'Who decides?' Should be clarified from the experience of 2021.” He goes on to explain: “So: who nominates or who confirms a Federal President or Chancellor candidate or Prime Minister candidate?
How do you find that?
Do the rules apply there?
Or do other rules apply?
You have to look at that. "
Habeck on the Bundestag election campaign: "Fateful dimensions"
The crux of the matter: the women's statute of the Greens stipulates that female members are entitled to the odd places in list elections or nominations. This also affects top positions. Was the decision to let Annalena Baerbock take precedence over the candidacy for chancellor not a voluntary one at all? After all, Baerbock and Habeck lead the party as two equal leaders.
Habeck is now calling for a rethink, especially when it comes to individual top positions: “It's about singular positions.
The 52-year-old takes a lot with him from the election campaign for this year's federal election: “The year 2021 had fateful dimensions.
Like a Greek tragedy.
There are forces that bring people into positions and make decisions.
And then you have to live with it.
That is bigger than what you can plan. "
Habeck calls for rethinking internal party positions
With regard to the upcoming government, Habeck assumes a ministerial position for himself.
When asked about the significance of this passage for himself, Habeck replied: “In political life - everything.
That's why I went there.
I wanted to lead the Greens into government. ”The interview is part of Lamby's book“ Decision Days.
Behind the scenes of the change of power ”, which is to appear on November 2nd in Beck-Verlag.
Habeck himself also made a name for himself in the context of the exploratory talks.
He should already have a plan B if he does not get his desired ministerial post.