In the race for the future of the SPD chairmanship of the Vice-President of the SPD economic forum, Robert Maier has announced his candidacy.

“I want to clearly other priorities than the current party leadership, both on the topic of security and Migration as well as economic issues,” said Maier of the “world” (Monday). He didn’t want to watch “from the sidelines as the country moves to the right, and our SPD goes down the drain”. In August Maier wants to organize for his planned candidacy for the necessary support of five of the SPD sub-districts. “The first positive signals I have received already.”

The Start-up entrepreneur, criticized: “It is a bold and open discussion of the ills in this country is missing.” There is a great concern around the issue of Migration and security. “People are asking whether the state can protect them and their Concerns seriously. The SPD has no answer”, defendant Maier. Also his party’s optimism about the Future is lacking in terms of digitisation and new technologies. “A shift to the left of the SPD with the collective planning and expropriation plans, I am firmly opposed,” made Maier clearly.

Until 1. September candidates for the successor of the outgoing party leader Andrea Nahles is still time to apply. Known to the public the applications of Minister of state for Europe Michael Roth and the former North Rhine-Westphalian Minister for family Affairs, Christina Kampmann, the Bundestag deputies Karl Lauterbach and Nina Scheer, as well as the Lord mayor of Flensburg, and Bautzen, Simone Long, and Alexander Ahrens are in the past. The chair should be a member survey on a party Congress at the beginning of December is occupied.

Reuters topics in this article, SPD candidacy Berlin

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