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Noise in the traffic light government - for the FDP, things are going downhill in the wake of the chancellor

2022-05-13T19:01:02.548Z

Noise in the traffic light government - for the FDP, things are going downhill in the wake of the chancellor Created: 05/13/2022, 20:51 By: Georg Anastasiadis Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD, l) and Christian Lindner (FDP) at the closed meeting in early May. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa/Münchner Merkur The Liberals leave a committee meeting in protest while Scholz is still speaking. Apparently a lot has bac



Noise in the traffic light government - for the FDP, things are going downhill in the wake of the chancellor

Created: 05/13/2022, 20:51

By: Georg Anastasiadis

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD, l) and Christian Lindner (FDP) at the closed meeting in early May.

© Kay Nietfeld/dpa/Münchner Merkur

The Liberals leave a committee meeting in protest while Scholz is still speaking.

Apparently a lot has backed up in the traffic light alliance.

A commentary by Georg Anastasiadis.

Munich – During the ongoing questioning of the Chancellor in the Defense Committee of the Bundestag, the FDP theatrically leaves the meeting – an unprecedented affront among coalition partners.

In addition to the justifiable anger at Olaf Scholz's evasive statements, some liberals apparently felt the urgent need to distance themselves again from the moderately popular chancellor and his SPD before the "small federal elections" in North Rhine-Westphalia.

NRW election: FDP pulls it down

In the wake of the traffic light alliance, which is unpopular among FDP voters, the FDP has been drawn into the depths since entering government.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, she is even threatened with a catastrophic crash on Sunday.

Pollsters predict that the party will halve its share of the vote.

The FDP can no longer sugarcoat this with the reference to the departure of their NRW draft horse Christian Lindner from Düsseldorf to Berlin.

It is bitter for the Free Democrats that their main rivals, the Greens, could become the big winner in the state elections and replace the Liberals in Düsseldorf as partners of the ruling CDU.

Ukraine war: FDP remains pale and atrophied in the forced marriage with the SPD

The Green Ministers Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck rock the Berlin floor with plain language and demonstrative support for Ukraine, which has been invaded by Putin, while the FDP remains pale and atrophies in the forced marriage with the SPD.

This has not escaped the attention of the CDU either: their new strong man Friedrich Merz devotedly praises and ensnares the Greens, especially their power woman Baerbock ("Chapeau").

With regard to the elections in North Rhine-Westphalia and the formation of a government there, this could still prove to be a worthwhile investment for the Union.

If the CDU manages to steer the Greens on the Rhine and Ruhr away from the SPD and into a black-green alliance with the Union, the CDU would also be back in the game in Berlin - and Friedrich Merz would be the secret winner of the election.

A commentary by Georg Anastasiadis

Source: merkur

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