"Hund samma scho" - Nahles makes the Seehofer

Andrea Nahles (2018). Photo: Sandro Halank / CC BY-SA 3.0

Government crisis turned away? SPD boss forces renegotiations in the Maaus case

The party leaders would search for solutions for the Maaßen case via telephone diplomacy, a meeting there only if a solution was found. "We do not want Nahles to accept unacceptable proposals," tweet the world journalist Robin Alexander.

The main reporter of the Springer newspaper For a long time the world has made a name as a bestseller author ("The Driven"), who has insight into the government work he has in a dominant mood. In daily work Alexander shows time and time again that he has special access to insiders.

Alexander and his colleague Daniel Friedrich Sturm had intervened Monday in the (preliminary) report that Merkel decided to dismiss Maaßen, intervened in the political theater. Your report generated a certain dynamic in Berlin. It was the introduction to a public game in which it was from then on who now exerts pressure on who and, above all, what has the impact on the big coalition (see Must Maassen take his slouch?).

Given this background, the statement of the Alexandrian insider "One does not want Nahles to accept unacceptable suggestions" is difficult. How serious is he to take? Is there maybe irony or ridicule? And if so, by whom? Is Seehofer kidding himself?

The result of the first round did not look good for the SPD. Although Maaßen was actually dismissed, but only from his function as head of the Federal Constitutional Office, but he gained a higher position in the Berlin bureaucratic hierarchy and better paid posts as secretary of state at the Ministry of the Interior – in the media this was 39; promotion & # 39; called.

A short while later it was also known that the head of the CSU, who had had the function of the Minister of Home Affairs of the government coalition, especially as such – and not because of his competencies – had sent a secretary of state for the SPD prematurely to retire.

"Batchi" could be said with the words of Nahles. Seehofer was victorious in the style of "Hund samma scho" and the SPD was stunned by the bizarre method Seehofer, as the SZ stated in a large background report by three authors on Thursday on page 3. Significant that is mentioned at the end of silent amusement . It is political theater.

However, this is a theater that the coalition is in reality the content. But that only works because the fabric makes a very poor impression at the moment, given some unsolved large, real problems and future tasks. The Seehofer thrown maneuver came dangerously close to the black-red government in a more serious dimension of the bankruptcy. Nahles was subject to criticism and ridicule and really turned out to be the party leader.

That they could be interpreted with their demand for renegotiation, which could also have been interpreted as a sign of weakness, condolence or willingness – at least a "yes" in Merkel ("I think this is right and necessary") as well as in Other Union politicians – (Note here, Seehofer was mentioned for the first time, but the Minister of the Interior has now made it clear that he will not dismiss Maasen) is probably affected, despite the weakness of the Merkel government no one has really considered who could replace this government with good prospects? Here Nahles acted with the right political instinct and subjected it again

There is currently no alternative to the government coalition, which is the great embarrassment of the current situation in Germany. The Union has no successor or successor to Merkel, which could guarantee a replacement without loss of assets and the SPD outside the safe space great existential difficulties in the coalition. In the beginning there is nothing new. This is the view in the darkness behind the stage that the theater around the cause Maäßen has released.

Last Thursday's SZ contribution, Nahles suggested that she "can endure almost everything to save the government," noting that "this is certainly a problem." With the request for renegotiations, Nahles has escaped this attribution.

According to the world, she had previously rejected the first proposals in the negotiations with Seehofer, which does not indicate she wanted to achieve it, but that Seehofer in any case had the right to hold the coalition.

Only then did the SPD and Nahles find out how smart Seehofer was. One can now speculate on whether Seehofer can play his political experience, which he has won in the CSU-Intrigantenstadel and the shark tank, even after the Bavarian elections of the state in October on a larger stage or in a smaller circle. Until then, CSU personnel issues are taboo.
(Thomas Pany)