General secretaries of the CDU and the SPD: Not a remake of the Grand coalition

The secretaries-General of the SPD and CDU were against another Grand coalition after the next Federal election. "Beyond the Corona-crisis, the similarities wi

General secretaries of the CDU and the SPD: Not a remake of the Grand coalition

The secretaries-General of the SPD and CDU were against another Grand coalition after the next Federal election. "Beyond the Corona-crisis, the similarities with the CDU and the CSU are exhausted simply. There's nothing more goes forward," said SPD General Secretary, Lars Klingbeil of the "picture on Sunday". CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak said: "For the Union, there is an option with this SPD has no Future. They developed more and more to the left, ideological party.“ The SPD then rather Green and Left to do as a future-oriented policy. "It may be, therefore, for the Union is not a goal, with the SPD to work together." Klingbeil expressed, in turn, he observed with concern, that there is in the Union, a hard in the direction of dispute the time, according to Angela Merkel. "The possible CDU candidate for Chancellor, Friedrich Merz wants to dismantle the welfare state."

CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak expected after the election of a new party Chairman, however, no change in direction of his party. "All of us in the CDU's responsibility, it is clear that there can be only one direction for the CDU, and this is of course the middle," said Ziemiak on the occasion of the founding of the Christian Democratic Union 75 years ago, the German press Agency. "The future of the CDU is to decide whether we keep the character of a people's party, or whether we are clientele of the party."

The Christian Democrats want to clarify on a party Congress at the end of the year, the successor to the outgoing party leader, Kramp-karrenbauer. As a prospect candidate-rich apply to the NRW Minister Armin Laschet, the economy, politician, Friedrich Merz, and the foreign politician Norbert Röttgen. Then will be discussed with the CSU on a joint candidate for Chancellor. Merz, called on his party, the "growing contempt of our parliamentary, representative democracy" to oppose.

case-by-case Amthor: lobby register

In respect of the allegations against the member of the Bundestag Philipp Amthor said SPD Secretary-General of the "Bild am Sonntag planned": "I am very surprised that the Union doesn't do any active reconnaissance forward. To prevent a second case of Amthor, must be placed in the future, what influence there is between members and lobbyists,“ said Klingbeil. The case shows the need for a lobby register is.

The CDU wants to support the introduction of a lobby register for the Bundestag. "We need more transparency and, therefore, in this legislature, a reasonable lobby register. First talks have already taken place,“ said CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak. The rules must, however, be constitutionally properly. Ziemiak criticized the SPD to ensure that they gave the impression that it go to all members. "There are individuals who commit errors." In the case of Amthor, the Bundestag administration to check violations of any law. "Philip Amthor has committed to full transparency in this examination."

Amthor was advised because of its secondary activity, and lobbying for the American IT company Augustus Intelligence is massively in the criticism. He called this activity, in the meantime, as an error, and has terminated the cooperation according to its own information. Also, FDP, greens and the Left had recently called for a statutory register of lobbyists, the influence of companies and associations on legislation to make it clear.

Updated Date: 21 June 2020, 04:19

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