Greens boss Robert Habeck continues to stand behind Annalena Baerbock and is combative. Alleged debates about swapping the candidate for chancellor are “Kokolores”.
Berlin – Turbulent months lie behind Annalena Baerbock. First, the 40-year-old is elected the Greens’ first candidate for chancellor and leads her party to the top of the poll, then there are disagreements about late payments and information on her résumé.
Most recently, the Greens continued to focus less on the content than on allegations of plagiarism in relation to Baerbock’s book “Jetzt. How we renew our country ”.
Will the Greens exchange Baerbock before the election? Habeck: “This is Kokolores”
Since the polls of the Greens also fell steadily during this period, more and more voices were calling for an exchange of the candidate for chancellor before the federal election. After all, with Robert Habeck, the Greens have a second party leader up their sleeves who could take over the candidacy.
Habeck himself now defends himself in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung (Saturday edition) against the claims. “This is Kokolores,” explains the 51-year-old. “We just elected Annalena as our candidate for chancellor at our party congress with almost one hundred percent. The task now is to make the best of this leap of faith that the party has given them. “
Habeck admits his party’s mistakes: “The last few weeks have not been a masterpiece”
But even if it does not seem to be an option for Habeck to put the K question to the Greens again, the Green boss also admitted mistakes in the election campaign. “The last few weeks have not been a highlight,” admits Habeck, and admits that he has been annoyed “more than once” about mistakes made by his party that shouldn’t have happened like this.
When asked about the allegations against Baerbock, the 51-year-old stated: “These events came as a surprise to everyone. If we had known that the work should have been more solid, the work would have been more solid. “
Greens boss Habeck is combative for the election: “Nothing happened”
Even if the events of the last few months have certainly damaged the election campaign of the Greens, Habeck sees no reason to admit defeat. “Nothing went off”, he explains militantly, with a view to the chances of the Greens moving into the Chancellery. “But the Chancellery isn’t the goal because it’s so beautiful there. The goal is to cope with the great tasks of our time, and it helps to become as strong as possible, ”continues Habeck.
Habeck also defends himself against calling Annalena Baerbock’s position as candidate for chancellor a mistake. After all, the 40-year-old led the Greens to the best polls the party ever had after their nomination. In the months leading up to the federal elections, it is now a matter of restoring the trust that the voters in Baerbock had. “I still see great opportunities to gain trust in this precious commodity in the course of the election campaign,” announced Habeck. (fd)
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