Dresden (dpa / sn) - As expected, the opposition in the Saxon state parliament gave the government a bad report halfway through the legislative period. "I said at the start of the Kenya coalition in January 2020 that this government will be the government of disappointed expectations," said Left Party leader Rico Gebhardt on Monday in Dresden. This is mainly due to the "reluctance of the majority within the CDU to make the necessary changes for a real awakening in Saxony". As points of criticism he mentioned a lack of doctors and teachers, the transport connections in rural areas and the broadband expansion.
"Dealing with the corona pandemic has led to a further division in society and not because fundamental rights had to be temporarily restricted, but because of the coalition's inability to speak with one voice," said Gebhardt. The promise to submit a proposal for the repayment of the corona loans taken out by the end of 2021 was also broken. Instead, the debt brake remains as a camouflaged investment ban: "Socially just progress cannot succeed."
AfD faction leader Jörg Urban doubted that the coalition of CDU, Greens and SPD would last until the end of the legislative period. "Because the CDU can only regain programmatic contours if it frees itself from the green embrace." Energy policy will further deepen the rifts between the CDU and the Greens. "If the CDU continues on the path it has taken with the Greens, it will accept catastrophic losses in prosperity for Saxony." This will also be reflected in the election results in 2024. "That's why I'm assuming that Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer will pull the ripcord before then." In addition, Urban accused the coalition of curtailing fundamental rights and inflating the government apparatus.