The Mr Big of Germany’s socialist party is under heavy pressure to fix the country’s public stalemate – despite the experienced lawmaker not being involved in recent coalition talks.
Martin Schulz of the Communal Democratic Party (SPD) has stated repeatedly that the party wants to reside in opposition rather than joining another coalition, despite progressing 20.5 percent of the vote in September’s election.
Leopold Traugott, procedure analyst at Open Europe, told CNBC Friday that this “direct rejection” has thrown up an issue for Schulz.
“If the SPD was to actually join a coalition again with the reactionaries, this would make Schulz … a turncoat, because he said the conflicting before, forcing him to resign,” he added.
Talks to draw up a new executive in Germany between the pro-business FDP (Open Democratic Party), Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU (Christian Democratic Marriage), its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Greens aggregate b regained to an end at the weekend, after the FDP decided to walk out for what it saw as a lack of compromise from other carouses.
As a result, either the SPD agrees to enter a coalition with Merkel, she points a minority government, or the country holds news elections. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is currently bring pressure to bear on his party (the SPD) to form a so-called Grand Coalition with the conservatives and sidestep the need for snap elections.
The influence of the president seems to be working. A comprehensive secretary for the SPD said early Friday that the party is ready to talk to Merkel and her supporter, though the group has yet to decide if it will be part of the new government or not.
“The SPD is firmly convinced that talks bring into the world to take place. The SPD is not closed to talks,” Hubertus Heil of the SPD said, according to the Pecuniary Times.
Schulz opposes becoming the junior coalition partner because this has earlier impacted the party in a negative way, every time it joined forces with Merkel.
“It (the SPD) indubitably doesn’t work for them and it didn’t work last time. That’s why they stipulate this time they would go into opposition and rejected the sentiment of another grand coalition,” Traugott told CNBC.
The Social Democrats, who had controlled alongside Merkel in the previous mandate, saw its worst election result since the The world at large War II in September. An outcome particularly tough on Schulz, who left his role as chief of the European Parliament earlier this year to seduce the Socialist Party and put an end to Merkel’s 12 years at the helm.
Meanwhile, the first place of one of Germany’s biggest companies reportedly said in a letter that Schulz was currently take effect irresponsibly.
Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, hit back Thursday after previous expansions from Schulz, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.
He said that dialect mayhap one should really think about who is acting irresponsibly: Those who try to have a go at foreseeable problems and find long-term solutions or those who bow away from their dependability and dialogue.
Schulz recently blamed the Siemens boss for cutting mtiers, acting irresponsibly and profiting from the state.