Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann attacked Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) directly after the marathon meeting of the coalition committee.
"The traffic light could also govern better than it does," said the Green politician on Tuesday in Stuttgart.
"I think holding 19-hour meetings is a sign of the Chancellor's weakness in leadership."
Stuttgart - The green-black government in Baden-Württemberg is far from something like that.
The top politicians from the SPD, Greens and FDP in the federal government met on Sunday evening to talk about various controversial issues in the coalition committee - and interrupted their talks on Monday afternoon.
Chancellor Scholz and several ministers who are members of the coalition committee traveled to Rotterdam for German-Dutch government consultations.
On Tuesday morning, they resumed talks in the coalition committee.
When asked about the current poll numbers, Kretschmann admitted that the CDU was currently on the upswing nationwide.
And to the Greens he said: "We are in a bit of a critical phase."
With a view to a current survey for Baden-Württemberg, according to which the CDU overtook the Greens in the southwest for the first time in several years, Kretschmann spoke of "snapshots" that he took note of.
"I'm not changing my policy now if any surveys shift by a few percent, up or down - that would be even nicer."
In the regularly collected survey by Infratest dimap on behalf of SWR and "Stuttgarter Zeitung", which was published on Thursday, the CDU in the state comes to 27 percent, an increase of one percentage point compared to October.
The Greens, on the other hand, lose one percentage point and come to 26 percent.
This means that the Christian Democrats are ahead of the Greens for the first time since 2017 in the so-called “BW trend”, as reported by SWR.
In recent years, the CDU has lagged behind the Greens in polls from various institutes.
Shortly after the bankruptcy in the 2021 federal election, the Christian Democrats in the southwest were at 17 percent.
The next state election in Baden-Württemberg is in 2026. dpa