Still a failure for Angela Merkel’s conservatives, the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz again won the post-debate polls with 41% of voters convinced, two weeks before the Bundestag elections. The CDU-CSU candidate Armin Laschet might have attacked his main opponent of the SPD, nothing helped.He found himself just ahead of the environmentalist Annalena Baerbock in terms of popular support, around 27% of convinced voters.
During the televised debate, the conservative had once again opted for the strategy of the scarecrow of a social-democratic-ecological-extreme left coalition with Die Linke, a tripartite alliance that Olaf Scholz did not exclude.
“It must be clear to everyone: when there is a possibility, if it gives you a majority, you will form a coalition with the left!” launched Armin Laschet.
But Olaf Scholz has also set his conditions, if Die Linke wants to govern, he will have to clearly state that NATO is important for the security of Germany while the far left party questions this transatlantic relationship.
Olaf Scholz also provided an update on the means to be implemented to fight against climate change:
“The truth is that the CDU-CSU said that we don’t need more electricity. If you continue this policy, it will cost us jobs. I want to increase the level of alternative energies and we have made very concrete proposals which were refused by your party “ he told Armin Laschet.
On this subject, the candidate for the Greens Annalena Baerbock accused the two men of being more busy pointing the finger at each other than finding solutions. She called for phasing out coal by 2030 in the country:
“My suggestion is to invest 50 billion euros per year, for example in infrastructure, (rail expansion, wind turbines solar panels). If we don’t do this, then it will become very expensive and we will not be able to do it. to allow.”
Olaf Scholz and Armin Laschet have effectively accused their respective parties of holding back change during their years of joint government, either through a lack of investment in clean energy or through unnecessary red tape.
There is still a televised debate before the big election day.