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Scholz in need of explanation: Jusos criticize future coalition partners of the SPD - "mood is tilting!"


Olaf Scholz called on his young party colleagues at the Juso Federal Congress on Saturday to be cautious about criticizing the coalition partners.

Olaf Scholz called on his young party colleagues at the Juso Federal Congress on Saturday to be cautious about criticizing the coalition partners.

Frankfurt am Main - The presumably new Chancellor Olaf Scholz was himself a member of the SPD youth organization "Jusos" at a young age, at that time still in the left wing of the party and with curly hair.

On Saturday he gave a speech at the Juso Federal Congress in Frankfurt in which he called on the young Social Democrats to be cautious about criticizing the coalition partners.

The Young Socialists currently make up 49 of the 206 SPD members of the Bundestag and thus have a significantly greater influence on SPD politics than before.

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The SPD, Greens and FDP presented a coalition agreement on Wednesday. In the case of the FDP and SPD, this has to be confirmed at the party congresses, and in the case of the Greens for the first time in a ballot. From the ranks of the youth organization of the SPD, however, criticism was loud, including FDP politician Christian Lindner as finance minister. There was talk of a “yellow zero”, an allusion to the strict financial policy ideas of the FDP, which advocates tax increases and a debt brake. "It is not important who has which department," countered Scholz. The future Chancellor added that it was an overall achievement that the government had to bring about.

The Jusos also criticized social aspects of the coalition agreement, such as the insufficient protection against rent increases or the asylum policy.

One delegate said that from his point of view the “traffic lights” wanted to “deport more people than the Union”, and added: “My mood is changing.

I just think that's shit. ”There were other points of criticism about the Bürgergeld, which is supposed to replace Hartz IV, but provides for an insufficient increase in the standard rates.

"Without increasing the rates, we can smear the talk of dignity in our hair," said a delegate at the federal congress on Saturday.

Scholz warns: "It makes more sense to deal more with the Union!"

Olaf Scholz did not completely crush the criticism, but tried to steer it in other directions. He asked for restraint in criticizing the coalition partner of the SPD. Of course, not all of his party's concerns were enforceable in the coalition. "If you are looking for someone with whom you want to be skeptical, it would be very good if it weren't for the people I want to sit down with on the government bench now," Scholz continued. Instead of criticizing the coalition partner FDP, Scholz thinks it makes more sense "to deal more with the Union than with those with whom we now want to venture out here," said the SPD politician.

The “traffic light” has the chance to fundamentally modernize the country despite all the differences between the parties and, in the longer term, to bring new social majorities behind it. Scholz made it clear that he was assuming that the Ampel coalition could last, “far beyond what we currently have in view.” It could represent a new social majority - even the Union already suspected “that that possibly something that has a much longer-term effect. "Jessica Rosenthal, the Juso boss, promised Olaf Scholz the" critical and solidarity "support of the youth organization. "We look forward to electing you as Chancellor in the Bundestag," said Rosenthal. The election for the Federal Chancellor should take place in the week from December 6th.

The SPD, however, is not the only party whose youth organization cannot praise the coalition agreement without reservation.

The heads of the Green Youth were also skeptical.

"There is no traffic light euphoria here", said the national spokesman Timon Dzienus on Saturday.

(dpa / bm)

Source: merkur

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