The Greens seem to have clarified within the party who will become Vice Chancellor in the Ampel Coalition: The signs are growing that it will be Robert Habeck.
Berlin - The new Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz first spoke to the press representatives present on this Wednesday afternoon.
And then it was his turn, presumably Scholz's deputy and thus the new Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany: Robert Habeck.
The fact that it was not the Greens' candidate for Chancellor, Habeck's co-party chair Annalena Baerbock, who spoke into the mike, but Robert Habeck, who played second fiddle in the federal election campaign, can be interpreted as a party-political symbol.
As a power shift within the Greens.
Because while the spotlight was mainly on Baerbock in the last few months during the election campaign, Habeck is now increasingly taking over the stage.
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The coalition agreement stipulates that the Greens should get the post of Vice Chancellor in a future government with the SPD and FDP - but there has been repeated speculation since the Bundestag election about which of the two should be.
Now the Greens are likely to commit to Robert Habeck.
That can be concluded from statements by co-party leader Annalena Baerbock on Wednesday in the
Baerbock was asked: “You yourself were a candidate for chancellor in this election campaign, but then in the end there is apparently not even the vice-chancellorship for you.
Why should Robert Habeck get this job and not you? "To which Baerbock replied:" Because we agreed on it a long time ago. "
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This early agreement between the two party leaders became known shortly after the general election.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
reported on it.
Habeck himself did not want to comment on Wednesday.
When asked: “If I understand you correctly, it is not yet clear who will be Vice Chancellor.
That means, it can still be Annalena Baerbock? "He replied in the evening on
:" No, that's settled. "How, but he didn't say that.
The Vice Chancellor represents the Federal Chancellor and, in his absence, chairs the meetings of the Federal Cabinet.
Baerbock will probably take over the office of Foreign Minister in the Ampel coalition.
(fmü / dpa)