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Germany’s Next Chancellor: Merkel’s Protege Keeps Digging Herself Into Deeper Hole

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Germany's Next Chancellor: Merkel's Protege Keeps Digging Herself Into Deeper Hole

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At the center of public interest, throughout not only Germany, but most of Europe in the months of June and July is “Who will be Germany’s next Chancellor?”

Angela Merkel’s “shoes” are not exactly easy to fill.

After around the end of 2018, Merkel announced that she would not take part in the 2021 elections. She transferred the leadership position of the Christian Democratic Union to her protégé Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is referred to as AKK in Germany.

Germany's Next Chancellor: Merkel's Protege Keeps Digging Herself Into Deeper Hole

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Click to see full-size image

But she did not endorse AKK, not for the party leader position, nor as chancellor. AKK barely won the vote for leadership with 25 votes.

AKK is unlikely to become chancellor. Shortly after she became leader of the CDU, she drew criticism for a joke about transgender people.

A few months after that, she botched her response to a viral YouTube video that sought “the destruction” of the CDU.

The CDU had poor performance in the European elections this May, losing many seats to the Greens, as well as to the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

Kramp-Karrenbauer drew sharp criticism across the spectrum of the German media due to the poor result, despite actually winning the election.

Her poll numbers have been dropping steadily since she was elected, and she now faces a 36% approval rating.

Most recently, Germany Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as European Commission President, and the seat became vacant.

AKK was announced as Germany’s Defense Minister, which is widely considered as a “poisoned chalice.”

Kramp-Karrenbauer’s colleagues welcomed the appointment. “When such an important position, a core job in the cabinet, becomes available, then a CDU leader must step up and take responsibility, and she is doing that,” said Ralph Brinkhaus, the leader of the CDU parliamentary caucus.

“If you want to show leadership you don’t consider the risk, you get on with the job. In life as in politics, there are always risks. If you don’t trust yourself to take on hard tasks, you don’t belong in politics.”

The job of Defense Minister is a hard one, Germany’s armed forces, according to critics chronically underfunded, are consistently accused of inefficiency and of having inadequate or defective equipment. It is a difficult position to improve one’s reputation in.

And, surely enough, on July 20th, AKK’s approval fell further, with only 17% of people wanting to see her as the next Chancellor.

The next possible successor as Chancellor that comes to mind is the possibility of a Green politician taking up the role, after the exquisitely high performance at the European Parliament elections.

The possible options are two – Annalena Baerbock or Robert Habeck, the co-leaders of the Green party.

Germany's Next Chancellor: Merkel's Protege Keeps Digging Herself Into Deeper Hole

Robert Habeck. Click to see full-size image

Robert Habeck has challenged Merkel for a while now as Germany’s most popular politician.

Conservative daily Die Welt plumped for his colleague, declaring in a page one commentary this week that “the next chancellor is named Annalena Baerbock”.

“If the misery plaguing the CDU and SPD continues, the Greens could end up installing the next chancellor, and will for feminist reasons decide in favour of the assertive Madame Baerbock,” predicted the newspaper.

“She also understands the economy… At the moment, she doesn’t need to offer more, given the sad state of the competition.”

At the same poll, which showed 17% of Germans wanting to see AKK as chancellor, Robert Habeck received 31% of the vote.

The current tendency, especially among young people, to fight against climate change, also improves the Green’s chances.

In surveys among students, the Greens reach with 51 percent the absolute majority in the case of general elections. The Green party is followed by the CDU/CSU with ten percent before the FDP and Left Party with nine percent and the SPD in fifth place with eight percent.

At the same time, 59 percent of respondents said that they “personally regret it if the SPD disappeared into oblivion”. 36 percent would not care. Even 70 percent of the Green supporters and 66 percent of Union supporters therefore regret the decline of the SPD.

It is yet early to say anything conclusive, since the direction of the wind can change abruptly. But, as of now it appears that a Green wave may be coming towards Germany and with it bring great change. Whether that will actually happen, time will tell.

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  • klove and light

    sorry southfront…but seriously why have a discussion/article About a Country that is still defacto occupied by a foreign Nation..USA….check out the 2+4 Agreements…….and the several loop holes inside it ie. u might wanna write an article About ARTICLE 79 in Germanys “Basic Law”…it reads the following:

    (1) Das Grundgesetz kann nur durch ein Gesetz geändert werden, das den Wortlaut des Grundgesetzes ausdrücklich ändert oder ergänzt.

    Bei völkerrechtlichen Verträgen, die eine Friedensregelung, die Vorbereitung einer Friedensregelung oder den Abbau einer besatzungsrechtlichen Ordnung

    zum Gegenstand haben oder der Verteidigung der Bundesrepublik zu dienen bestimmt sind, genügt zur Klarstellung, daß die Bestimmungen des Grundgesetzes dem Abschluß und dem Inkraftsetzen der Verträge nicht entgegenstehen, eine Ergänzung des Wortlautes des Grundgesetzes, die sich auf diese Klarstellung beschränkt.

    IT CLEARLY states(in second Paragraph—- Bei völkerrechtlichen………) that Germany has neither a Peace treaty and is still occupied by allied Forces!!!!

    and it clearly states in the 2+4 Agreements that Germany gives the Right of telecommunications and media Monopoly to the USA until 2099!!!!

    ps. i dont know the laws regarding “personal ID Card” in other nations, but in AUSTRIA and GERMANY they are a MUST HAVE ON YOU AT ALL TIMES !!!!!

    ps. check out the passports from Germany…..what does it say on a russian passport??on a USA passsport?on a danish passport???

    well in a german passport under “Nationality” it reads GERMAN!!!!!!! (Deutsch)
    thats not a Nation!!!! does it say “russian” on a russian passport does it say danish on a danish passport???

  • stupid is as stupid does

    Germany is pro-Islamic-femi-NAZI
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/939e7b28bcffbc8a98dd66f91116578fa58fc54bd8b82f5206153df68eda24ae.gif
    Matriarchy

    They are occupied and they are serving US femi-NAZI Matriarchy.
    Western Europeans are wimps ( and this is not insult, just stating the facts… )

  • hvaiallverden

    Yup, Klove and Light, its an farse, and whatever anyone of this so called German Officials drool on the Tube or TV, its just irrelevant, and makes them look more like lost puppys if anything, makes me feel something I didnt think I had in me, as an man, awakening a Maternal feeling, watching stupid children hurt them selfs, pretending they are something else than just puppets, but lately that one have morphed into pure contempt, and thats it, all tho I like Germany, it may be the next holliday, but I have been there before, living with some Ukrainians, friends, (again, jesus what happened to that nation and its people are you really that f…. up, Ukrainians) and we had an ball, and they warned me about talking and be very carefull with what I say, I could clean an entire city square just be talking, fasinating, to expirience an nation wipped so hard to submission, like Germany.

    This is the sole reason, apart from my familys expirience with WW2, witch made me take the stepp to talk about what really happened and the history witch is written by the same scums that controls everything to day, no difference what so ever, and I know that Germany didnt start WW2, and I also know you know it to, despite the massive all encompasing propaganda against Germany, I have walked around it for an entrie decade before I took the stepp out to say what I mean, Hitler was the last statesman Europa had, that, is why they went to war, central banking, everything else, anything else, is an flat out like, it was about economic control, period.
    And again, the propaganda level is stil jaw dropping, and everything is more or less, just idiot propaganda.
    If you really want the truth, I give it to you here, this, video is the one explaning why and by whom.
    All wars are bankers wars, the truth about Hitler and Germany, even De Gaule was one of the few that had the same vision, and was removed to be replaced with freaks and just watch France to day and you know I am right.

    I can debate anyone of you, whom gets offende by this, truth hurts, if it dont hurt, its not true enough.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JpYjxxfHyg
    This is because they cencure another truth telling video, The Greatest story never told, A. Hitler, berried in an massive amount of Jewish drivel on the JooTube, so you have to find it your self but this above, all wars are bankers wars gives you the economic perspective, etc.
    Wake up, Germany, we need you, europa needs you, freedom loving people needs you, throw of the chakles off and breath free.

    peace

    • FlorianGeyer

      Thank you for the video. It clearly states in great detail the tyranny of Fractional Banking.

  • bla

    Another masculine woman to ruin German society and economy

  • Sinbad2

    Whoever the next leader is, they will have the CIA seal of approval.