Would the CDU and the AfD ever form a coalition? It’s a question that’s being discussed among top politicians after some Christian Democrats in Saxony-Anhalt said a coalition between the parties in their state could be possible.
“So wie ich die #AfD im Moment betrachte, kann ich mir nicht vorstellen, dass es jemals eine Zusammenarbeit mit dieser Partei geben kann. Und je eher wir das ganz deutlich machen, umso besser ist es auch für unsere eigene Partei”, sagt @akk bei #AnneWill. #Lübcke #CDU pic.twitter.com/wHWPwYAjSX
— ANNE WILL Talkshow (@AnneWillTalk) June 23, 2019
CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said in an interview on ARD’s talk show “Anne Will” that she can’t imagine cooperating with the right-wing populist party at this time. She also mentioned the recent murder of CDU politician Walter Lübcke in Kassel – the suspect in that killing of district president has ties to far-right extremism.
AfD federal spokesman Jörg Meuthen responded to the interview on Facebook, accusing Kramp-Karrenbauer of “instrumentalizing” the murder, calling it “shameful.”
The SPD is figuring out what’s next for the party now that Andrea Nahles has resigned as party leader. On Monday, top politicians said they were in favor of dual leadership – which would likely mean both a woman and a man at the helm. The Social Democrats plan to vote in the new leadership duo at a party conference in December.
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