In the case of a premature withdrawal of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the SPD wants to CDU, according to its Secretary-General non-Boss Annegret choose Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed.

On the question, “Would choose the SPD, Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer to the Chancellor?” said the Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil of the “Saarbrücker newspaper” (Tuesday): “no. We have entered into a coalition under Angela Merkel. We have elected Angela Merkel. That’s all.”

At the same time, klingbeil called on the Union to end their “staff game”, as he called it, with a view to Merkel’s successor and the composition of the Cabinet.

“I expect the Union to discipline. When I look at the balance sheets of Mr Altmaier, Mrs Karliczek or Mr Seehofer, then the clear call to make now, finally, Tempo is.” The SPD have an interest in ensuring that the coalition agreement will continue to be implemented. “There is homework, we need to make as a coalition. I call the basic pension, the end of the property, plant and groundless limitation and the whole question of the future investments,” added klingbeil.