Original title: The German general election enters the final week of the sprint stage, and the competition among the parties is fierce. Source: CCTV News Client
On the 19th local time, the German general election officially entered the final week of countdown, and the competition among the major parties has become increasingly fierce.
The coalition party of Chancellor Merkel has begun to discuss whether the party should consider withdrawing from the coalition if it fails to maintain its position as the largest party in the general election. The Coalition Party is made up of the CDU and its sister party, the CDU. Buffel, vice chairman of the CDU and Governor of Hessen, believes that even if the vote ranks second, the Coalition Party should not give up participating in the formation of the cabinet. “I think it is necessary to try to form a stable government with other parties.”
At the same time, the Social Democratic Party, which currently leads the polls, is looking forward to the prospect of leading the formation of a cabinet after winning the election. The party’s prime minister candidate Scholz disclosed in an interview on the 19th that the basic measures of the Social Democratic Party will be to raise the minimum wage and guarantee the pension system. He promised that after he became prime minister, on the one hand, the minimum wage will be raised to 12 euros; on the other hand, the pension level will remain stable and the retirement age will not continue to rise. Scholz said frankly that this is a prerequisite for the formation of a cabinet by the Social Democratic Party and other parties.
On the 19th, the Green Party and the Liberal Democratic Party held a party congress and continued to actively promote themselves. The Green Party prime minister candidate Bell Burke once again emphasized the importance of changing policies at the meeting, demanding that the next government “must be a climate government.” Although the Liberal Democratic Party chairman Lindner also urged attention to climate issues, he refused to adopt policies such as mandatory bans and exemptions, but hoped to rely entirely on modern technology to protect the global climate. Lindner criticized the Green Party’s climate plan, arguing that Germany should become the world’s “technical champion” rather than “moral champion”.
The chairman of the Left Party Coalition Party, Weisler, called on the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party to be open to the possibility of coalition formation with the Left Party, and to consider compromising to the left instead of to the right.
It is not difficult to see from the results of recent polls that both the party support rate and the personal support rate of prime minister candidates, the Social Democratic Party has shown a strong upward trend. However, since a considerable number of voters have not yet made a voting decision, it is still difficult to judge the final election that will be held on the 26th of this month. In addition, it is worth noting that Merkel will not step down immediately after the election, but will continue to perform her duties as prime minister until the new government is formally established. (Headquarters reporter Ruan Jiawen)
(Edited by Gao Jing)