The German Social Democratic Party (SPD) today approved in an extraordinary Congress the Covenant Covenant with which its leader, Olaf Scholz, aspires to be invested Chancellor, at the forefront of an unprecedented tripartite at the federal level with green and liberals.
The 98.8% of the Social Democratic delegates endorsed the agreement due to the crushing majority, in a congress in virtual and face-to-face hybrid format by the unanimous celebration of the electoral victory in the elections of last September and the moment of unity that crosses the party.
During his speech, Scholz asked the delegates for support for a government coalition united by faith in progress that, as defended, will mark a point of inflection and resurgence for both Germany and SPD.
"Progress defines us all, SPD, FDP, Greens and we distinguish ourselves from others in the opposition bench because we have a vision," Scholz said, which he noted that partners do not look with nostalgia to the past and share the idea of future as something that "can be achieved".
The first task of the new executive, stressed that will be foreseeably future chancellor, will consist of "protecting the health of citizens, keeping together the country and combating the pandemic with all our strength," a task that, as he said, has undertaken even before to take possession
Scholz also reviewed some of the star measures of the agreement, such as the rise in 12 euros of the minimum wage and the promise of an energy transition that contributes to curb climate change, although his speech focused on the idea of a historical opportunity to change the country.
Scholz traced parallels between the current moment, after 16 years of Government of Angela Merkel, and 1969, when with Willy Brandt a Social Democrat at the Foreign Ministry arrived for the first time.
He also recalled the election of Gerhard Schröder in 1998, when Scholz himself sat for the first time as a deputy at the Bundestag and pointed out that "we must achieve a similar renewal again."
"Many have grown today with the idea that it is understood that a conservative leader directs the government, but no, it does not understand, and a social democratic chancellor will lead the republic," boasting.
The current minister of finance in function recognized that in the last legislatures, SPD was present in the Government as a minor partner, but attributed the lack of social progress in recent years to "brakes" imposed by conservatives.Date Of Update: 08 December 2021, 03:13