The election debate on television on Sunday was one of the last chance for German vice chancellor Armin Laschet, from Angela Merkel’s open-air camp, to close the gap with his left-wing counterpart on the left.
Two weeks before voters go to the polls, Laschet with gaffe problems will meet Finance Minister Olaf Scholz of the Social Democrats (SPD) and Annalena Baerbock from Greens left in the second round of the first three polls.
The first previous election after Merkel has been an unprecedented nail in Europe’s vast economy.
Research shows Merkel’s support in the middle with CDU / CSU bloc dropping to 20% while SPD came from behind to lead by about 26%.
With Greens voting for 15%, a number of coalition results are possible – but observers say Laschet’s chances of winning the crown are slim.
Bild newspaper said the dispute could have been the Laschet manufacturer.
“To change shape, they have to do better,” it wrote.
Viewers could not believe what Laschet had done in the first round last month, when Scholz was declared the winner.
– ‘Controversial History’ –
Laschet, the prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state, has been on the ground following a missteps, including being caught on camera laughing at the tribute to victims of the German floods in July.
So far Scholz, despite being described as a woodcut and a nuisance, conducted a flawless campaign.
As vice-chancellor and treasurer of the nation, the 63-year-old actress has chosen to remain a successor and successor to Merkel’s legacy – even though she comes from a rival party.
The CDU / CSU coalition that ruled German post-war politics is now experiencing “historic” on September 26, Der Spiegel reported weekly.
In a panic, the survivors went to fight Scholz, accusing him of riding Merkel’s tail and trying to lead Germany to the left.
Even Merkel, who has been in power since 16 years in power and vowed not to take up arms, joined in.
He went to the area where Laschet was hit by a flood and used a speaker in parliament this week to decide if he could help him, saying he represented “calm” and “centrism”.
– The king’s return? –
The infamous Chancellor also withdrew from Scholz, criticizing him for unconstitutional opposition to the left-wing Linke party, which seeks to defeat NATO.
Linke is currently voting at six percent and is likely to be in the three-party group with the SPD and the Greens.
Speaking at a CSU meeting on Saturday, Laschet said the deal could bring “less security” and hurt Germany’s economic growth through more taxes and bureaucracy.
Laschet, 60, also argued that the Social Democrats were “the wrong side” at a critical time in Germany’s war history.
This was criticized by the SPD, who said it exposed Laschet’s “fears” over his vote.
SPD general secretary Lars Klingbeil says the CDU / CSU alliance has “lost respect under Laschet”, adding: “They are opponents.”
Laschet has reduced the importance of Sunday’s debate, saying the chancellist’s war will be fought until polling day.
But Laschet’s future could be published soon, with numbers expected to be voted on by post due to the epidemic.
Although Laschet has a history of capturing unexpected victories in the last minutes, Spiegel said Laschet’s return “looks unexpected”.
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