Friday 13th August 2021
Appeal to the SPD and the Greens
Ziemiak calls for distance from the Left Party
On the 60th anniversary of the building of the Wall, the CDU General Secretary draws a historic line from the SED regime to today’s Left Party. There should be no coalition with her, says Paul Ziemiak in the direction of the SPD and the Greens. He demands “clarity” from the Chancellor candidates Baerbock and Scholz.
CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak has called on the Chancellor candidates from the Greens and the SPD, Annalena Baerbock and Olaf Scholz, to definitively rule out a coalition with the left after the federal election. “Ms. Baerbock and Mr. Scholz must finally create clarity in matters of the Left Party and explain themselves clearly. The SPD and the Greens should finally end their maneuvering and tactics with a view to a green-red-red coalition,” said Ziemiak. “Today, August 13th, I am making a request to Ms. Baerbock and Mr. Scholz: Use this day to rule out a coalition with the Left Party.”
Ziemiak referred to the building of the wall 60 years ago by the SED regime in the GDR and established a line to the Left Party that emerged from the SED over several stages. “An alliance of the Greens, the SPD and the Left Party at federal level is unreasonable for many people in Germany,” said the CDU politician. The left stands for the foreign policy insolvency of Germany and for an economic fiasco. “Anyone who is considering a coalition with the Left Party does not credibly represent the center of society, but has cleared the center.” After the crisis, Germany needs a stable alliance of the center and “no left experiments”.
Ziemiak also said with a view to the 60th anniversary of the construction of the wall: “The wall was cemented in human contempt. It is still today the most visible symbol for the injustice of the SED dictatorship, for the regime of the old SED old men, the fake elections, the lack of freedom , persecution, harassment. And also for the economic misery of the planned economy. ” The memory of this terrible injustice must be kept alive and remain an integral part of our culture of remembrance, said the CDU politician.