Dhe young liberals place numerous conditions on a possible traffic light alliance. “The prerequisite for the coalition is a modernization agenda for the country that breaks the political deadlock of recent years,” said July boss Jens Teutrine on the editorial network Germany (RND).
A traffic light coalition needs “more than just legal smoking weed” – for example an agenda for social advancement, a BAföG reform, a grandchildren pension reform including the introduction of a statutory share pension, an increase in mini-job limits and more comparability in the education system.
Possible compromises should not only lead to more and more money being spent – and thus the burden of debt to rise more and more at the expense of the younger generation. Teutrine applies the terms to both a traffic light coalition and Jamaica.
All developments in the live ticker:
04:50 am – Student Union calls for a possible traffic light alliance to make major student loan reforms
The German Student Union has called on the explorers from the SPD, Greens and FDP to undertake a fundamental reform of student loans in the event that a so-called traffic light coalition is formed. “50 years after the then social-liberal coalition launched the student loan, a real relaunch is now needed,” said Secretary General Matthias Anbuhl of the German Press Agency.
Anbuhl reiterated the core demands of the German Student Union: There must be higher requirement rates in student loans that keep pace with the cost of living, the income limits of parents would have to be “massively” increased so that more middle-class students and non-academic families are eligible for student loans , The benefit must also be paid longer, since around two thirds of the students need two semesters more than the standard period of study dictates.
12:14 a.m. – Kuban: Young Union’s vote for cannabis legalization possible
The chairman of the Junge Union, Tilman Kuban, thinks the youth organization can vote for the legalization of cannabis as conceivable. There were always votes, and the decisions against legalization were increasingly tight, Kuban told the editorial network Germany. “It is possible that the Junge Union’s yes to the ban on cannabis will fall in the next vote,” emphasized Kuban. The Junge Union meets on its Germany Day from Friday to Sunday.
8.10 p.m. – Kretschmer does not want to run for the CDU chairmanship
Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) does not want to run for Laschet’s successor as party leader. “I’m staying loyal to Saxony,” said the 46-year-old to the “Sächsische Zeitung” (Thursday). “I have an important task in Saxony that I not only have to fulfill, but want to fulfill,” said Kretschmer. He wanted to continue to advance the country until 2024 in a “difficult alliance”, as he described the coalition of the CDU, the Greens and the SPD that governed Saxony. However, Kretschmer left it open whether he would be considered for a CDU deputy
8.09 p.m. – Schwesig wants to rule Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with the left
The SPD in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania changes its government partner after 15 years. Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig, who with her SPD had clearly won the state elections at the end of September, announced coalition negotiations with the Die Linke party in Güstrow on Wednesday. The CDU, which has been co-ruling up to now, thus remains the opposition role.
4.34 p.m. – Scholz expects swift talks on the formation of a government
SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz expects swift talks to form a government in Germany. He said to journalists in Washington that he was certain that the project would be completed before Christmas and that he would have a new government.
4:29 p.m. – Saxony-Anhalt’s CDU chief: take more account of the east in the CDU leadership
Saxony-Anhalt’s CDU chairman Sven Schulze would like to see the East more taken into account in the future leadership of the federal party. “It’s about being better represented thematically and personally,” Schulze told the German Press Agency on Wednesday. The East German state associations would have to jointly consider which formative topics the federal party should deal with. “It’s not just about saying how you can keep the AfD small, but about discussing what are the problems and challenges of the people here in East Germany, which we then have to bring more to the federal level.”
3:48 p.m. – Young Union in the southwest outraged: Bavarian foul game against Schäuble
The head of the Junge Union in the south-west reacted indignantly to the fact that his Bavarian counterpart, President of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble, called on him to withdraw from the Bundestag. The 79-year-old Schäuble is a “very deserving politician who has played a decisive role in shaping the politics of Germany and the Union for decades,” said the Baden-Württemberg JU state chairman Philipp Bürkle on Wednesday of the German press agency in Stuttgart. “Now to demand that Schäuble resign is disrespectful and a gross foul play.”
2.49 p.m. – Fridays for Future activists object to the federal election
Activists of the Fridays for Future movement have appealed against the federal election. This was undemocratic because millions of Germans under the age of 18 did not have the right to vote, they justified their approach. The objection is supported by the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations. The objection was handed over to the chairman of the election review committee, the CDU member of the Bundestag Patrick Sensburg. The panel must now deal with it.
11:18 a.m. – Kramp-Karrenbauer against membership decision on CDU leadership
The former CDU chairman and still incumbent Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks out against letting the members of the party decide on future leadership.
In an interview with “Die Zeit”, Kramp-Karrenbauer said: “However, if you look at the party’s experience with primary elections, I can only say: They alone are no guarantee that things will necessarily get better afterwards.” Kramp-Karrenbauer points out in doing so, on the experience in Baden-Württemberg. “The people of Baden-Württemberg in the CDU themselves say that the repeated member surveys have deepened some divisions rather than bringing them together.”
Kramp-Karrenbauer also says that she can put herself in the position of Armin Laschet. At the same time: “The CDU is a party that has always been very clear at one point: Anyone who bears responsibility as chairman and cannot deliver the desired success quickly becomes a thing of the past in the CDU.” That is hard, but it always has led to the necessary renovations. “I’ve always compared the CDU a little with FC Bayern Munich: The CDU expects success. And one expects success from her. For this you are elected, that is the task. Everyone who is running knows that. “
10:11 am – Schwesig wants to announce a proposal for a coalition
Two and a half weeks after the state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the SPD, under Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig, as the winner of the election, concluded the preliminary talks on forming a government. Schwesig scheduled an extended board meeting for Wednesday evening. In the city of Güstrow, the state party leader wants to inform about the results of the explorations. It is expected that she will submit a proposal with whom to start coalition negotiations for the new government in Schwerin.
09:26 am – Klingbeil praises the “common understanding” of the SPD, Greens and FDP
SPD General Secretary Lars Klingbeil has confirmed the claim to present an exploratory paper for the formation of a traffic light coalition at the federal level by Friday. Friday is the next time when you get together again in a large group, says Klingbeil the broadcasters RTL / n-tv.
“Our aim is to put something on the table then,” he adds, referring to his talks with FDP General Secretary Volker Wissing and the Federal Managing Director of the Greens, Michael Kellner. The talks so far have shown that there is a “common understanding” of the exploring parties that the next government must tackle “future tasks”. At the same time, Klingbeil emphasizes with a view to Friday that there is no time pressure.
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