For Armin Laschet, it will be a big slap in the face if the alternative for Germany is ahead of the Christian Democrats on Sunday in Saxony-Anhalt. A chance.
Normally, regional elections in Saxony-Anhalt in Germany would not be very significant. Only 2.19 million live in the East German province, less than 3.7 million in Berlin and not much more than the nearly two million people in Hamburg. However, since Sunday will be the last political contest until the federal election in September, all eyes are on the county. The state of Saxony-Anhalt was not in the GDR, then Halle and Magdeburg were divided into provinces, as they were called at that time. Politically, the province’s thinking has been different since the 1990 reunification than in the rest of the country. Due to various scandals, the CDU quickly lost its initial majority, so in 1994, under the leadership of regional Prime Minister Reinhard Hubner, the Social Democrats and the Greens formed a coalition that was also externally supported by the then-communist party, and then the PDS. At the time, it was almost sacrilege. It was also characteristic of the provinces that here in 1998 a far-right party, the little-remembered Union of the German People, managed to get into the regional parliament, which soon disintegrated due to internal disagreements. The local special flight is explained by the fact that it has the highest unemployment rate of all German provinces. The ongoing economic crisis led to another change of government in 2002, and the Christian Democrats have continued to participate in the local cabinet ever since. The province was initially ruled by a Christian-Liberal Democrat (CDU/FDP) and then a Christian Democratic Socialist Democratic (CDU/SDP) government, and since 2016, Rainer Haselof has run the so-called “Kenya” coalition made up of CDU, SDP and the Greens. Citing the black, red and green flag of an African country. The big question is whether the trend continues Saxony-Anhalt Vote differently by country. Last week’s poll by INSA, which already saw the right-wing populist Alternative Party (AfD) in the lead, raised serious concern. Despite two follow-up surveys showing the CDU leadership at 4-7%, the Christian Democrats still don’t feel safe. There is a lot at stake for Armin Laschet, the chancellor’s candidate for the EU centre-right parties. Although each party has said that it does not intend to enter into a coalition with the AfD, so that the populists will in no way make it to the next regional cabinet, a possible first place in the party will be a huge blow to Laschet and many will question his victory . Counseling suitability. Of course, Laschet has campaigned for local Christian Democrat prime minister Rainer Haselof, but the relationship between the two is not cloudless. The latter was suspended obliquely alongside Markus Söder when the CDU president wrestled with the first man of the Bavarian CSU over which of them would be the joint candidate for chancellor. Although this side note did not play a role in the Saxony-Anhalt campaign, after 2016 Haselow was able to experience again that he was not expecting much support from Berlin. In the elections at that time, the CDU had its own problems with the refugee crisis, so it could not pay enough attention to Magdeburg. Now, the Christian Democrats face a serious crisis of confidence. Despite again taking the lead in national polls from the Green Party, Armin Laschet was still unable to win people’s hearts. On the other hand, Haselov could not expect much good from the Chancellery either, since Angela Merkel, preparing to leave, completely withdrew from German domestic politics. An alternative for Germany is also unlikely as the mask-buying scandal (many MEPs have not been enriched in exactly the same ethical way) and inadequate handling of the pandemic also drive water into the populists’ mills, worrying those unhappy with Federal government. In the boycott, some CDU constituencies will join forces with the populists rather than the democratic parties. The unofficial branch of the Christian Democrats, Vertonion, also shares this view. Laschet made it clear once again unequivocally: there can be no room for work with the AfD, but he also does not want to collectively expel those who do not agree with federal policy from the party. The problem is not simple, as many remember the scandal in another East German province, Thuringia, when the CDU and the AfD voted together despite the vote for the new government at the party center in Berlin. Although the matter was settled, the scandal ended with Christian Democrat president Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (and chancellor). If the AfD were indeed to come in front of the CDU, not only would doubts be escalated about Laschet’s suitability, but an ideological debate could begin among Christian Democrats about the current direction and whether the party should not turn right. It cannot be ruled out that a new formation after the vote, Black – Red – Green – Yellow They are experimenting with the Zimbabwean alliance in the region. On the Tagesschau website, the CDU considers the SPD to be, with vegetables It can also work with FDP. The biggest advantage of this is that before the federal elections, Germany can avoid major political debates and Berlinnk You don’t have to look forward to a hot summer.