Last face to face before the German elections

The three main candidates for the succession of Angela Merkel in the Foreign Ministry arrived again on Sunday the faces on a television set. Just a week after

Last face to face before the German elections

The three main candidates for the succession of Angela Merkel in the Foreign Ministry arrived again on Sunday the faces on a television set. Just a week after the citation with the polls, the third debate agreed between the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz (SPD), the conservative Armin Laschet (CDU-CSU) and Annalena Baerbock (Los Verdes) was the last opportunity to convince 40% of Voters that remains indecisive.

Surveys do not move for weeks and in such a personalist campaign as it is being, the hall is not in the messages but in the messengers. Surveys reveal that you do not like any and this will be a problem. Within majority, government training will dilate in time and whoever leads it will not have a priori with great sympathies of most people. The electoral results are so much, that until the Chancellor Merkel has decided not to leave Sunday to deposit her vote at the polls. She will do it by mail, the last trend in big cities. In Munich, 463,000 voters have been requested, in Hamburg 498,000, in Berlin 859,000 and in the state of the North Rhine Westphalia, 29.5% of the electoral census, compared to 17% of four years ago.

According to the last political barometer of the ZDF television network, the most complete in the country, the SPD stays in a head with 25% of the votes. The conservatives of the CDU-CSU (22%), the Greens (16%), alternative for Germany (AFD) and the FDP liberal with 11% and postcommunists die Linke with 6%. Such is polarization, which, from confirming these forecasts, could not even be reissued the great coalition. The future executive will be, at least three colors, and depending on how the negotiations occur it is possible that the CDU-CSU remains alone in the opposition with the two most extreme parties of the parliamentary arc and with which Laschet rejects all collaboration, AFD And Die Linke. The legislative would resent.

Kevin Kühnert, Vice President of SPD, former leader of socialist youth and as the rest of the socialist executive very on the left, has declared that in case of reissue the great coalition, it will resign. He would be in Balde. The favorite of him, that formed by the SPD, Greens and Die Linke, at this time nor added nor wishes, although in reality, the electorate does not like any of the possible. The combination that collects more support would be a coalition of SPD and greens, but with a preference of only 17%. The rest of the possible coalitions range from 9% that would have a SPD-CDU / CSU government down.

Under that demonstrate sky, the only surprise that there was on the third and last televised debate was the attitude of candidates, more belligerent and incisive in the main problems that the electorate sees. The first is the environment and climate (47%) followed by coronavirus (28%), migration (13%), social degradation (12%), pensions (10%), education (7%) and economic situation (6 %). In this country, with 6.5% unemployment, unemployment is not among the concerns of the Germans.

Laschet offered in the discussion recipes for all those default problems, by warning of the risk that a left-wing government would imply. Baerbock, without government experience offered a new and cooler way to address the challenges of the future and Scholz, juggling opposition to the government of which has been Minister of Finance.

So little tug have the candidates, who asked the electorate who would like to have as chancellor, 48% respond Scholz, 22% Laschet and 15% Baerbock.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 00:59

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