After a turbulent day for the CDU in Saxony-Anhalt, the coalition is still fighting for a solution. The SPD calls for a clear demarcation from the AfD. There are also more and more voices from the federal parties.
In Saxony-Anhalt, after the dismissal of Interior Minister Holger Stahlknecht and his resignation as CDU state chief, no solution to the coalition crisis is in sight. Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU) must now not only avert a break with the coalition partners SPD and Greens, he must also hold together the opposing forces in his party on the way there.
The SPD meanwhile wants to hold on to the coalition. Following a video conference by the party council, state chairwoman Juliane Kleemann said: "Everyone who took part in the discussion was deeply concerned to hear what is currently at stake in Saxony-Anhalt." This not only affects the goal of preventing right-wing extremists from exerting influence on state politics, but also the ability to act in the fight against the corona pandemic. "The Kenya coalition as a ‘bulwark against the right’ must not be jeopardized. The CDU is responsible for maintaining the foundations of this state government," said Kleemann.