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Angela Merkel holds. Preliminary

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Angela Merkel has the biggest criticism in his own party at the bridge. But if the SPD members of the grand coalition vote against, that her fatal.

Angela Merkel was not yet completely at ease in. Therefore, in a television interview on Sunday night. That makes them extremely rarely. But the criticism in his own ranks on the coalition agreement …

Angela Merkel was not yet completely at ease in. Therefore, in a television interview on Sunday night. That makes them extremely rarely. But the criticism in his own ranks on the coalition agreement the CDU/CSU and the SPD last week afklopten, seemed not just to blow over .

Especially the fact that the christian democrats the sleutelportefeuille Finance must deliver to the SPD, there was too much. The entire allocation was the CDU by the way but bekaaid of af, were many: Finance, Social affairs, Foreign Affairs and Jusitie sit in the SPD Domestic Affairs at the CSU. And there are also not disproportionately socialist accents in the coalition agreement?

Third and last source of discontent: the names circulated as future ministers, sounded a lot of party members to be familiar in the ears. It Was the same bunch of people around the chancellor that the power and we are against such would divide?

‘Anger about the coalition agreement’

“The grievances bubbled to long-subcutaneous’, says Dirk Rochtus, that German history lectures at the KU Leuven. “Until the elections were the ranks kept closed. But the anger about the coalition agreement is great.”

With her performance Sunday night could Merkel tempers somewhat calm. That the CDU Finance is lost, called them repeatedly, ‘painful’, ‘for me’. But that was the price to be paid for a stable government. They promised a ‘renewal’ in the government and in the party organs, so that also young people a chance.

About her own position, she was less flexible. Yes, she wants another four years of chancellor and partijleidster continue.

No longer untouchable

Merkel will this storm do survive. But it is now clear that they, after twelve years of kanselierschap and a bad election result, is no longer untouchable. The question of her succession to the head of the CDU – though that only after four years – will not disappear. The battle for the follow-up can break loose.

If the members of the SPD at the beginning of march the coalition agreement, not to approve, it’s very difficult. Merkel showed Sunday that they may be a minority government wants to forms – what they have until now always rejected. She gets won’t be enough support in the parliament, remains the only new elections. “If that happens, then they become a real problem,” says Rochtus. “That the CDU, with her head still going, is very doubtful.’

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