Christian Lindner will be the new Federal Minister of Finance under the future Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). The FDP boss uses the traffic light breakthrough for a broadside against the CDU and CSU.
Munich / Berlin – It was an appearance that should prove how self-confidently Christian Lindner (FDP) will fill his role in the future federal government. After the announcement of the traffic light alliance under a future Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), the FDP boss was on the program “What now, Mr. Habeck? What now, Mr. Lindner? ”Of the ZDF.
Christian Lindner: FDP leader will be the new federal finance minister in the traffic light government
A look back: In November, the FDP under Lindner declared the exploratory talks with the CDU / CSU and the Greens on a possible Jamaica coalition to have failed – after four weeks of negotiations.
The 42-year-old has now been reminded again. When he replied, he immediately teased the union of the CDU and CSU, which is currently gathering after the disastrous federal election in 2021 and the power struggle between the failed chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) and the Bavarian CSU chairman Markus Söder.
The CDU and CSU are currently not in a position to support a government.
“In contrast to 2017, there is no government alternative, that has to be remembered. The CDU and CSU are currently not in a position to run a government, ”said Christian Lindner, who will be the new federal finance minister in Olaf Scholz’s cabinet, on ZDF. And said: “That’s why there was no alternative at the beginning of the talks.” The otherwise smart Lindner then also became thin-skinned when ZDF presenter Peter Frey approached him about his unexpected praise for Scholz.
In the video: Soon-Ampel-Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) comments on the coalition agreement
“I am surprised that the expression of respect is being reinterpreted as patronizing by some – for example, by you,” the Liberal chairman replied to the journalist. It was an intensive conversation in front of an audience of millions on the public broadcaster, which of course also dealt with the corona pandemic in Germany.
Christian Lindner: FDP leader taunts Markus Söders CSU and the CDU
“I am the most sociable person, but we have to reduce our contacts,” said Lindner about the coming weeks in the fourth wave. In the new traffic light coalition agreement, however, he was able to enforce many of his demands – Lindner is an example: “There are no tax increases and we will stick to the black zero.” (pm)
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