Habeck: Amendment of the Green Chancellor’s candidacy «no debate» | free press


Green co-boss Robert Habeck has assured that a change of candidate for chancellor from Annalena Baerbock to him will not be a problem. Habeck also said, “The past few weeks have not been a masterpiece.”

Berlin (dpa) – Greens co-boss Robert Habeck has assured Annalena Baerbock’s candidacy for chancellor was no problem. “This is Kokolores”, said Habeck of the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.

The party has just elected its co-chair with nearly 100 percent as a candidate. “Now it’s a matter of making the most of this leap of faith that the party has given them.” When asked if a change had been considered, Habeck replied, “No. This is not a debate.”

The newspaper published a report with quotes from the interview on its website on Friday evening. Baerbock is under fire because her book “Jetzt. How we’re renewing our country » Find striking linguistic similarities with other publications. Earlier it had become known that she had reported the party’s special payments too late to the Bundestag. In addition, she had to correct information in her resume.

“We don’t need a reboot.”

Habeck said, “The past few weeks have not been a masterpiece.” Technical errors have been made. “If we had known the work should have been more solid, the work would have been more solid.” Until the general election on September 26, however, it could still be made clear that “trust in the right politics must determine the vote”. He still sees great opportunities to “gain confidence in this precious commodity”. He assured: “We don’t need a reboot.”

Baerbock was proposed by the federal government of the Greens in April as a candidate for chancellor and confirmed by the party congress in June. Habeck also had ambitions for the candidacy for chancellor, but was hesitant.

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