Christian Lindner brings himself up for discussion again as finance minister in the ARD summer interview. He sees “no real chance” for a certain coalition.
Update from June 25, 6:12 p.m.: “The tasks that lie ahead of us in the coming years are enormous,” said Lindner in the ARD summer interview. Coping with climate change and the transformation of the economy and society would remain the most important topics – and the humility before these tasks was great. “Our free way of life, prosperity and jobs must be preserved.” “For us, content counts,” said Lindner. In terms of coalition policy, the FDP has not yet been determined. Only Baerbock and Scholz were interested in debates on the traffic light – Lindner was in favor of still fighting for a coalition of the Union and FDP.
First report from June 25, 2021, 6:05 p.m .: Berlin – If Christian Lindner has his way, then one of the most important questions of the federal election has already been decided. In the ARD summer interview, the FDP politician says that he believes in a victory for the Union. “In my eyes, as I expected, it has already been clarified who will move into the Chancellery.” “Almost certainly” the contract to form a government will go to the CDU and its candidate for Chancellor Armin Laschet.
The summer interview with Christian Lindner (FDP) will be broadcast on ARD from May 18th. It was pre-recorded. The dpa has already received some interview passages.
Christian Lindner (FDP) declares himself ready for the office of finance minister in the ARD summer interview
A few days ago, Lindner had proposed himself for the office of finance minister:
“I would be ready to do that,” said Lindner in the ARD summer interview. At the same time he made it clear how he envisions the direction of financial policy: “With respect for the debt brake, with the clear statement that taxes should not be increased in the highest tax country if we want jobs and private investments,” said Lindner.
ARD summer interview with Christian Lindner (FDP): Lindner sees no chance for the traffic light coalition with the Greens and the SPD
Even if there are still two months until the federal election: The Union is currently well ahead of the Greens and the SPD in polls. Recently, however, it seemed as if questions about climate policy could still stumble the Union candidate Laschet. Laschet also speaks on the topic of the climate and the exit from coal in the ZDF summer interview on Sunday evening.
And what about a traffic light coalition without a union? As things stand, Lindner sees no real chance for a merger of the Greens, the SPD and the FDP: “I don’t see that there are enough things in common for a traffic light model in terms of arithmetic or political content,” he said. With a view to the end of the FDP’s participation in the government four years ago, he added: “I don’t have the imagination which content-related offer Annalena Baerbock could make to the FDP that would be more attractive than the offers that Ms. Merkel made four years ago.” dpa / kat)