The head of the Green Party, one of the three ruling coalition parties in Germany, besides Free Democratic Party (FDP), and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), called for de-escalation, in light of the uproar within the ruling coalition due to disagreements over some issues.
Ricarda Lang the green party, Co-Chairman, said in a statement to the German news agency, “I would like to advise all of us to be more sober”.
Lang indicated that the cabinet has decided this week on 26 projects, including financing start-ups and supporting solar energy, and pledged that the Growth Opportunities Act and Basic Child Benefit would be discussed.
She said that she was sure that the federal government would pave the way for them this month, as she indicated that the closed meeting of the Council of Ministers for this month will focus on the issue of economic competitiveness and stability.
In addition, and while the ruling coalition is working to analyze the state of internal tension and polarization, the leader of the right-wing Alternative for Germany party (AfD), the second largest party in Germany, according to recent statistics, came out to declare war on the Christian Democrats, Germany’s largest opposition party.
AfD leader, Tino Chrupalla, during a regional conference of the right-wing Populist Party in the state of Lower Saxony, said in the party rally at city of Celle on Saturday that Christian party leader, Friedrich Merz wanted to cut our support in half, but we doubled instead.
Chrupalla added, amid the celebration of about 470 members who were present in the half, “We’ve to reduce the percentage of support for the Christian party by half, and the Green Party must disappear as the most dangerous party”.
Merz had stated when he applied for the leadership of the Christian party in 2018 that he was confident in his ability to reduce the percentage of support for the alternative by half.
Chrupalla stressed in his speech at the party supporters rally in the state of Lower Saxony that his party is ready to assume responsibility for the government gradually, pointing out that other parties fear that the situation of citizens will improve if the Alternative Party assumes power.
He believed that his party couldn’t limit its role to the opposition only, but that it would show its ability to assume executive positions, and the AfD will show this in the municipalities, which it must start with, then in the local parliaments, and then in the federal government.
According to latest statistics in Germany, the AfD enjoys the support of between 19 and 21% of German voters, which make it the second most powerful party in Germany after the Christian Party, and ahead of the Social Democratic Party led by the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
The AfD won its first leadership position in German municipalities in late June, when Robert Sesselmann, a politician affiliated with the AfD, managed to win a run-off election for the position of head of the Sonneberg district, south of the state of Thuringia, in eastern Germany, shortly before the AfD won for the first time also the position of mayor of the city.
Also the party deputy Hannes Loth managed to secure a victory, winning the position in the early July run-off elections for the town of Raguhn-Jessnitz in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt.