Scholz, on his nomination: I want to win

After the nomination of Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor candidate of the SPD, the Vice-Chancellor of the fighters is shown table. "I'm happy about the nomination,

Scholz, on his nomination: I want to win

After the nomination of Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor candidate of the SPD, the Vice-Chancellor of the fighters is shown table. "I'm happy about the nomination, and I want to win," says Scholz on Monday at a press conference with the party chair Saskia esque and Norbert Walter-Borjans, in Berlin. "We are here because we want to lead a government," said Scholz.

He was confident of the SPD from the survey of deep run. "We are confident that we will perform with significantly more than 20 percent," said Scholz. Currently, the party is in the polls at around 15 percent. Co-party leader Walter-Borjans, added: "We want to be the strongest force in one of the SPD-led government Alliance."

For his program as candidate for Chancellor, Scholz identified three Central points: firstly, to respect, to fair wages and safe workplaces. In addition, it is essential to develop the future with a view to the digitalization of. And finally, Scholz Europe called. He was very glad that the EU-27 had shown in the Corona-crisis solidarity. Germany bears a special responsibility.

The SPD party leaders see their candidate for Chancellor, as a crisis Manager in the Federal government in the Corona-crisis. "Olaf Scholz enjoys a high Reputation in the population, but also in the party," said Walter-Borjans. Scholz could fight and wool for a social democratic policy, said esque. The Board of management and Presidium of the party had nominated Scholz on Monday morning, unanimously as a candidate for Chancellor. A confirmation on a party is then no longer necessary. The SPD is the first in the Bundestag represented a party with a Registrar candidate for the election in 2021.

Söder criticized the choice of the time point

esque and Walter-Borjans, were long regarded as an opponent of Scholz, go through to the last year, at the election of the party Chairman is also against the Federal Minister of Finance. Since then, there have been but a "narrow shoulder-to-shoulder" and a trustful cooperation of the party leadership, group management, and the social-democratic Ministers, informed the party leaders.

The nomination was "something very Special and a big commitment," said Scholz at the press conference. He was satisfied that the SPD, after several weeks of preparation to be able to announce his nomination, without the decision had previously penetrated to the outside. It had already been four weeks ago taken.

criticism of the choice of the time point for the nomination, Scholz had previously practiced, among others, the CSU Chairman Markus Söder. The Corona-crisis policy of the coalition was impacted by the difficult. That the SPD is starting already now, the election campaign was "devastating for the further cooperation on the topic of Corona-fighting," said Söder in Munich. "No man in Germany has to understand that we are now talking about the election campaign."

Updated Date: 10 August 2020, 13:20

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