An SPD-led Coalition in Germany Would Also Be Green
Since the perspective of having Green party candidate Annalena Baerbock become the next chancellor of Germany has collapsed as fast as it was pumped up (artificially) in the media a few months ago, the next best option for the Greens to enter the next government would be as a junior partner in a coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD) following the Sept. 26 national elections. Indeed, the ratings of Olaf Scholz, the latter’s chancellor candidate, have risen rapidly these past few weeks, putting him way ahead of both CDU candidate
Armin Laschet and Ms. Baerbock. The “secret” behind this surge is a massive shift of voters from the Greens to the SPD, whose positions on climate change, as expressed by the current Minister for Environmental Affairs Svenja Schulze of the SPD, are basically the same as those of the radicalized wing of the Greens.
The Green Party had originally flirted with the idea of a coalition government with CDU-CSU, at the time that the SPD’s ratings were abominably low in June-July, but is now engaged in an aggressive campaign against conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet. Annalena Baerbock even accuses him of being against the Paris Climate Agreement, even though he also pays tribute to the climate hysteria. The attacks therefore seem designed to make clear that a coalition with a Laschet-led CDU-CSU is out the window.
As for Olaf Scholz, he has favored a post-election coalition with the Greens and the liberal FDP, or alternatively one with the Greens and the Left Party. In addition to the pro-Green Deal program of the SPD, Scholz can be expected to implement the “Great Reset” policy pushed by the Davos elite, especially since he helped develop it, at least implicitly, over his past four years as Finance Minister in the outgoing government of Angela Merkel, during which time he has been involved in the discussions and actions of the transatlantic financial elite. On foreign and strategic policies, Scholz, a former mayor of Hamburg, has no clear profile.
Following a first national television debate with all three chancellor candidates on Aug. 30, 36 % of the people polled by FORSA thought Scholz had won the debate, as against 30 % for Baerbock and 25% for Laschet.