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Elections in Germany: the CSU, a party allied with that of Angela Merkel, recognizes that the social democrats of the SPD are priorities to form a coalition

The Social Democrats of the SPD, who won the German elections, have priority in trying to form the next government, the Bavarian conservative party CSU, allied to that of Angela Merkel, estimated Tuesday (September 28th). The leader of the SPD “Olaf Scholz has a better chance of becoming chancellor right now, clearly”CSU leader Markus Söder said at a press conference

Mr Söder thus clearly stands out from his Christian Democratic counterpart in the Chancellor’s Party (CDU), Armin Laschet: the latter intends so far always to try to succeed Angela Merkel despite his second place.

“No mandate to govern can be morally legitimized from this electoral result” obtained by the conservatives, the worst obtained since 1949, argued Mr. Söder, who in the spring had the ambition to compete for the chancellery, before having to step aside in favor of Mr. Laschet. “The result of an election cannot be reinterpreted (…), it must be accepted, it is a basic rule of democracy”, hammered Mr. Söder again.

Coalition “traffic light”

“The SPD is not in front of many, but it is all the same in front of the parties of the union” (CDU and CSU), for his part stressed the head of the CSU group in the Bundestag, Alexander Dobrindt. “Consequently, we cannot claim an automatic right to a union government” and “We must understand that the Greens and the FDP [Parti libéral] be the first to discuss with the SPD ” with a view to forming the next government, he added.

Such a coalition between SPD, ecologists and liberals, baptized “traffic light” according to the colors associated with each party, is the “First obvious solution”, assaulted Mr. Söder.

Mr. Laschet, who has the reputation of always getting back on his feet, intended to try to build a team with the Greens and the Liberals. But without the contribution of the Bavarian party, this scenario no longer holds water. Already released by several deputies of his camp or executives of his party, he thus sees the noose tightening a little more around him.

Base deputies have them squarely demanded the resignation of Mr. Laschet, author of a failed campaign despite the involvement in the home stretch of Merkel.

German public opinion seems to have decided without ambiguity. Some 58% of citizens think that the CDU-CSU does not have the “Legitimacy” to form the next government, according to an INSA poll for the daily Bild. Mr. Laschet seems to crystallize in his person all the doubts and discontent: 51% want him to resign from the head of the party less than a year after his election.

The World with AFP

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