MeN THE PENULTIMATE During the German campaign week, the children turned out to be the sharpest political interviewers. They captured Tino Chrupalla, one of the two co-heads of the alternative for Germany on the far right ()NSNSNS), He wants to teach more German songs and poetry at school, but he couldn’t name his favorite (or actually) German poetry. They asked Armin Laschet, a bewildered candidate for the prime minister of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) And its Bavarian brother, the Christian Social Union (CSU), Whether Hans Georg Marsen, a former boss of a domestic intelligence agency, was a “Nazi”. (Mr. Marsen, a member of Mr. Rachette CDU, Resigned in 2018 Disregarding the far-right violence, NSNSNS.. )and, Kinder He told Olaf Scholz, a candidate for the center-left Social Democratic Party’s prime minister (SPD) And the State Finance Minister, his mother lost all the money she invested in Wirecard shares. So he went on, did Mr. Schortz, who oversees BaFin, a financial regulator whose ministry missed the brewing problem at a payment processing company, prevent the spectacular collapse of wirecards?
For weeks, Scholz has shined as an unexpected front runner in the campaign. But lately he had a bumpy time. On September 20, he will be summoned for cross-examination by the Federal Finance Commission. NS CDU/CSU Brock intensified his attack on the Finance Minister with three scandals on his watch: BaFin’s failure in the wirecard case. Billions of tax evasion from “cum-ex” stock trading. And irregularities in the financial intelligence unit (FIU), Germany’s leading money laundering prevention agency. Prosecutors conducted an investigation last week at the Treasury Department in Berlin. FIU.. They are investigating whether unit staff did not warn police about possible money laundering.
NS SPD Is still expected to win more votes than any other party, but that, or the leader of the next government, may need two simultaneous partners. Liberal Democratic Party, Liberal Democratic Party Leader, Christian Lindner (FDP), Mr. Scholz does not make it easy to form a “traffic light” coalition with his party and the Greens. He declared: SPD Or green can make us attractive liberal FDP, And to their own grassroots supporters. “Prerequisites FDP He said joining any coalition is a promise to respect the constitutional debt cap and not raise taxes.This collides with SPDGreens and Greens’ goal of increasing public investment and increasing taxes (not to mention the redistribution of wealth). Building a coalition is never easy, but this time it’s harder because trios are harder to form than duos. And German politics, like anywhere else, is more polarized.
In some places, politics is getting more difficult as the campaign nears its end. Last week, the eastern city of Zwickau ordered the far-right debris, Third Pass, to remove the poster adorned with “Hang the Greens” within three days. But this week, a Chemnitz court allowed Third Pass to keep them up, though not within 100 meters of Greens’ own placard. The administrative court accepted the third way claim that the slogan should not be interpreted literally, especially in the context of elections, and that the right to freedom of speech justifies holding the poster. Zwickau has appealed the court’s decision.
Swedish high school girl and prominent climate activist Greta Thunberg announced on September 24, two days before the election, that she would participate in a protest in Berlin hosted by the climate change movement Friday for Future. bottom. Greens boost? Ah, no way.In an interview with Der TagesspiegelEvery day in Berlin, Ms. Toonberg emphasized that she is not lobbying for the party. For pig-tailed activists, German political parties and politicians do not treat the climate crisis as an emergency. She points out that Germany has plans to quit the mines by 2038. It shows a terrible lack of urgency, whatever the shade of the parties, she says. ■■
German Election Diary: Do not work with children.Greta and green
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