Olaf Schulz admitted that the government coalition is working poorly, and that he bears full responsibility for that. Like the Oil dies He told the weekly newspaper: “As a chancellor, I am responsible for the government. Period. So it would be ridiculous for me to say I had nothing to do with it.”
Schultz described this expression as self-criticism, but at the same time he also firmly affirmed that he was not thinking about resigning.
Schulz lost control
So far, until his speech, Schulz had been acting as if all was well in his administration, even though events showed just the opposite, he wrote. Bloombergwhich quoted Der Spiegel's previous cover story: “The Fall of Omniscience.”
Under Olaf Schulz, the German economy has practically collapsed, the Supreme Court has ruled the budget unconstitutional, and for the first time in decades, the far right has advanced to the point that it is now the second most powerful force on the political spectrum. . It is true that support for the AfD has declined in some areas in recent days, but it still plays an important role.
According to opinion polls, Schulz's party, the Social Democratic Party, is now the third strongest party, with 14%, and the polls do not show anything good for the provincial elections in the fall. In Thuringia, for example, the Social Democratic Party cannot even reach the 5% threshold, which would allow it to leave the regional parliament.
Weakening the party erodes Schulz's authority among members of parliament.
“We simply don't have any more money,” Carsten Schneider, a representative of the Social Democratic Party, said recently. Therefore, it will be difficult to bring Germany back into the mainstream of global politics and economics.