In Germany, political parties nominate candidates for prime minister before the campaign begins, and most of the focus is on realistic winning choices.
Traditionally, they were candidates for centre-right Christian Democrats (Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s party) and centre-left Social Democrats. For the first time this year, environmentalist Greens candidates are believed to have real shots at the Prime Minister’s Office.
The main applicants are as follows.
“This election is not just about what will happen in the next four years, but about our future,” Baerbock told a crowd in the western German town of Bochum this summer.
Mr. Baerbock, who does not hold a government position, started with a promising note, but her campaign struggled because she was a frequent target of disinformation efforts. She has also been accused of plagiarism and resume padding rivals, and her Greens have been accused of not being able to take advantage of environmental issues as a result of this summer’s floods.
Still, few party combinations can be imagined in the next coalition government that does not include Greens. That’s why Mr. Baerbock, her ideas, and her party are of paramount importance to Germany’s future.
“To maintain what we love and cherish, we need change,” she told the Bochum crowd. “Change requires courage, and change is on the September 26 ballot.”
present location: Leader of the Christian Democratic Union.Governor of North Rhine-Westphalia
About him: Rachette has been operating Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, since 2017. This is a qualification that he has long stated to be eligible to run the country. As the leader of Merkel’s party, the Christian Democratic Union, he must have been the prime minister’s natural heir. But his ranting campaign struggled to find traction among the Germans. An extraordinary flood occurred in the area this summer, and he has explicit flaws in environmental policy and disaster management. He was caught by a laughing camera during a solemn ceremony for flood victims.
However, Rachette is known for overcoming comebacks and failures.
Among his influences is his faith. Mr. Rachette is a proud member when more and more Germans are leaving the Roman Catholic Church. Another influence is Aachen, the westernmost city in Germany where he was born and raised. Growing up in a place with a deep connection between Belgium and the Netherlands, Rachette blends into the larger European ideals throughout his life.
present location: Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Finance Minister of Germany
About him: When Olaf Scholz asked his fellow Social Democrats to nominate him as a candidate for prime minister, some in his own camp publicly wondered if the party should protect the candidate at all. thought. What’s the difference in a few months? Today, Mr Scholz and his former dying party have surprisingly become a favorite to lead the next government.
During the campaign, Mr. Scholz succeeded in turning what was the main responsibility of his party, which co-governs as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative junior partner, into his main asset. In an incumbent election, he styled himself. As an incumbent or closest to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Christiane Hoffmann, a prominent political observer and journalist, said: “They are most likely to trust candidates who promise that the transition will be as easy as possible.”
He was photographed by making the diamond-shaped gesture “Merkel’s diamond”, which is characteristic of the Prime Minister, and using the German female figure representing the Prime Minister in the poster of the campaign, the Germans can continue Mr. Merkel’s work. Convinced me. Man.
The symbolism isn’t subtle, but it’s working — in fact, I felt the prime minister himself was forced to push it back — recently it may be her last speech in Congress. Hmm.