Berlin left never wants to negotiate with Giffey again
Franziska Giffey gives her previous partners responsibility for the end of the coalition. This angers the left. The statements have caused long-lasting damage, it is said.
The Berlin left is deeply upset about the SPD’s turn to a government coalition with the CDU and is ruling out future negotiations with SPD state leader Franziska Giffey. “We can now be angry, and I think we are rightly angry,” said Left Party leader Katina Schubert in the evening at a party conference.
That Giffey wanted to hold coalition talks with the CDU state chairman Kai Wegner – “to be honest, that’s shameful,” said Schubert. Schubert called it “denunciations” that the previous governing mayor had given her previous partners, the Left and the Greens, joint responsibility for the end of the red-green-red coalition. These were “stunk and lied”. The statements would have caused long-lasting damage.
The left is now adjusting to its role in the opposition, but is aiming for a comeback. “We are the Berlin left and we will be back,” said Schubert.
Acting Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer said: “These are really not good days for Berlin.” A new edition of the red-green-red coalition had not failed on the left. “It was very clear: where there is a will, there is no Wegner,” said Lederer.