Skiurlaub- günstig mit FeWo-direkt
Center Parcs - der Familienkurzurlaub im Internet!

Bundesliga-Tickets mit Garantie!

Hotelsuche in 

1ST LEAD Poor opinion poll results add to SPD strains over German coalition By Teresa Dapp and Uta Winkhaus, dpa

By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Berlin (dpa) - Tensions grew on Thursday within Germany‘s Social Deomcratic Party (SPD) between those that favour reviving a grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s conservative bloc and those opposed to the move.

Three days before a special conference in Bonn to decide whether to go ahead with coalition talks or not, the leader of the SPD faction in the Bundestag, Andrea Nahles, accused the party‘s Juso youth wing of being disingenuous.

What Juso head Kevin Kuehnert said earlier in the week about pensions, one of the sticking points in the talks, was "flat out wrong," Nahles told the newspapers of the Funke media group on Thursday.

Kuehnert rejected her accusation and reiterated the youth wing‘s opposition to the coalition, stressing his group had a real chance of pushing through a No vote on Sunday.

The Jusos have 80-90 of the 600 delegates at Sunday‘s conference. There is still no clear majority among the other delegates for reviving the coalition despite party leader Martin Schulz‘s efforts to drum up support with regional chapters earlier in the week.

Opponents of reviving the coalition say the SPD, which suffered its worst result since 1949 in September‘s election, should go into opposition to a minority conservative government led by Merkel and challenge her policies.

The other option is fesh elections, but the SPD lost further ground in an opinion poll published on Thursday ahead of a key party conference, sliding to just 18 per cent.

A separate poll showed voters rejecting SPD leader Schulz as vice chancellor in a possible grand coalition headed by Merkel.

In the Forsa Institute poll, the CDU and its Bavarian sister party CSU gained a percentage point over the past week to 34 per cent, while the SPD slid back two points to 18 per cent. The four remaining parties scored between 8 and 12 per cent.

A YouGov poll commissioned by dpa saw 33 per cent backing the SPD‘s Sigmar Gabriel to remain as vice chancellor if the coalition is revived, against 22 favouring Schulz. As many as 39 per cent declined to offer an opinion.

Schulz fared even worse on Gabriel‘s current position as foreign minister, with just 11 per cent of the electorate wanting him in that role, against 32 per cent backing Gabriel. Here too, as many as 40 per cent had no opinion.

Within SPD voters, a full 50 per cent backed Gabriel as foreign minister, with 13 per cent for Schulz, but the support switched on the vice chancellorship to 40 per cent for Schulz and 37 per cent for Gabriel.


Kommentare zu diesem Artikel
Neuer Kommentar
Name *
Email * (wird nicht öffentlich angezeigt)
* Pflichtangaben
Diesen Artikel empfehlen

Absender Empfänger Nachricht (optional)

Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Nachrichtenportal
Berlin (dpa) - Peter Tauber, the secretary general of German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s conservative party, is set to announce his resignation, sources told dpa on Sunday.While Tauber, 43, has been a key ally of Merkel, he has been out of
Riga (dpa) - Latvian central bank head Ilmars Rimsevics has been detained by the country‘s anti-corruption agency KNAB, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said in a statement on Sunday.Investigators had already searched Rimsevics‘ private
Stuttgart (dpa) - A lawmaker for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has called for an end to a cobblestone memorial programme for victims of the Holocaust.The gold-coloured, cobblestone-sized monuments called "stolpersteine"
Berlin (dpa) - A majority of mayors from the 35 biggest towns and cities ruled by the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) support joining a coalition with German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s conservatives, a poll showed Sunday.Of the mayors
Budapest (dpa) - Hungary‘s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has threatened to close non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers."If they do not stop their dangerous activities, we will
Budapest (dpa) - Hungary‘s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has threatened to close non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum-seekers."If they do not stop their dangerous activities, we will
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Reiseportal
Berlin (dpa) - Figure skating events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with day and time (in GMT), 2014 champions and athletes to watch.Monday, February 12, 0100: team event (Russia) Thursday, February 15, 0130: pairs (Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov,
Seoul (dpa) - An overview of venues to be used to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018.Pyeongchang Mountain ClusterLocated around 180 kilometres east of Seoul in the Gangwon province. Here there is the 35,000-capacity Olympic stadium for the
Frankfurt (dpa) - Germany will be unable to host an Olympic Games inside the next decade but the subject will not remain closed, a leading official has said."The overall topic of a potential bid has rather a mid- or long-term character," German
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee advanced plans on Thursday to set up an independent anti-doping testing system following the drugs scandal in Russian sports.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is also set to
Berlin (dpa) - Medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be made from recycled material as local organizers called on the Japanese population to donate "discarded or obsolete electronic devices" for the purpose."The organizing committee aims to
The Olympic spirit is perhaps best in evidence when, for a brief, shining and historical moment, an outsider from a small nation grabs the glory with their first-ever medal.Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Tears of joy, being overcome by emotion, instant fame,


(19.02.2018 03:04)

7 / 16 °C

7 / 16 °C
8 / 18 °C
powered by
Stock News

Agenda - The Week Ahea ...
Agenda - The Week Ahea ...

Afghan Farah Governor ...
Ministry Warns Cinema ...

1ST LEAD Latvia centra ...
Secretary general of M ...

BACKGROUND Figure skat ...
BACKGROUND Venues for ...





© europe online publishing house GmbH, Weiden, Germany, | Impressum