German SPD leader, martin Schulz accuses Merkel of losing touch with voters

German SPD leader, martin Schulz accuses Merkel of losing touch with voters

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Martin Schulz has in the run-up to German elections on september 24, the attack chosen. The candidate of the SPD for the bondskanselierschap accused his rival Angela Merkel that she has come loose from the ground.

She has her sense of reality is lost and the contact with the citizens lost. “Many people have the impression that Angela Merkel is absent”, said Schulz on Sunday in an interview with the ARD.

The challenger in the election is that the chancellor, far too hesitantly responds to the provocations of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “How long do we want to idly watch as mr Erdogan us by the nose,” says Schulz, referring to the journalist Deniz Yücel and other Germans who are stuck in Turkey.

Schulz join in the discussion about a ban on driving for polluting diesel cars in some urban areas the emissions of oxides of nitrogen limit. “Of course we have the combustion engine for a very long time,” he said.

In place of the technology in its entirety in the verdomhoekje, eight the SPD be wiser to invest in the optimization of the dieseltechnologie. In this issue are CDU/CSU and the Greens, potential coalition partners, very far from each other. “Worse could the black and green not to be,” added Schulz.


Merkel responded in ‘Berlin direkt’ from the other national public broadcaster, ZDF. She argued that she is going to soar and do not know what is going on in the ordinary Germans. She tries her oath of office as well as possible, to give shape and “the well-being of the German people to serve. And that means the people in the country to help.”

The chancellor said always to have fun in her work and of course to find that they during the election campaign against the SPD-foreman. Merkel said that she hopes that in 2018 re-elected as party leader of the CDU. To be in 2020 to make room for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer? “We see that once again.”

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