for Ten years, the CDU was in Brandenburg in the Opposition. After the Landtag elections in 2019, the change is Senftleben – so the aim of the Chairman of the Christian Democrats in the state of Ingo. He does not exclude also cooperation with the left party. “We will, according to the state election, with each elected to Parliament-party talks,” said Senftleben.

In the state of Brandenburg together govern the SPD and the Left since 2009. Previously, the SPD and the CDU were in coalition with each other. “Talks on the formation of a government only on the basis of the election result and if I have the feeling that you can make with the Partner a stable and viable government,” says Senftleben.

Just a coalition with the Left from the point of view of the CDU-politician would not be, however. “It is clear that the Left in particular, in the field of Internal security, extremely large differences exist,” said Senftleben. The country need a change of policy. The SPD was exhausted after 29 years in government and have no new ideas.

No common ground with the AfD

The CDU land chief had not in the past, excluded a coalition with the AfD. With the AfD, said Senftleben, there is, however, under the leadership of country Manager Andreas Kalbitz no similarities.

In Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg, will be elected in 2019. In all three States, the AfD comes according to surveys, over 20 percent of the CDU voters vote threatens to steal the. In Brandenburg, the AfD is thus on a par with the ruling SPD: In the last survey, by Infratest dimap, the AfD in Brandenburg, came to 23 percent of the vote. This was prior to the CDU, the Left, the Greens and the FDP.


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