Left veteran Gregor Gysi sees the ambitions of his parliamentary colleague Sahra Wagenknecht as a threat to the party. This is already in a serious crisis, even without the founding of a possible new Wagenknecht party.
The former left-wing faction leader in the Bundestag, Gregor Gysi, sees his party in extremely difficult waters. "In any case, there is a risk of a split - by whoever," he told the "Rheinische Post" and the "Bonner General-Anzeiger". "It is a very unfortunate time for a debate on the left about founding a new party. We already have enough to do with our own crisis."
Gysi told the newspapers that he himself was "definitely trying to work against a split". That's why he has already met with Wagenknecht and will continue to talk to her.
In the event of a split, "both parties would have very poor chances," Gysi predicted. "Everyone who wants a new party to be founded alongside the left should know that." Regarding Wagenknecht's possible ambitions, he said: "I don't even know whether Sahra Wagenknecht wants to found a new party herself - or whether it is other people who are striving for something like that. Sahra knows the problems of founding a party. I have the impression that she is in this one Don't ask resolutely."