the Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD), meets with his ambitions for the candidacy for Chancellor little enthusiasm in his party. “This is the wrong time, the wrong man and the wrong method,” said Juso-Vice-Catherine Andres of the “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung” on Monday. In particular, the time of Scholz’s Expression caused also in the case of other social Democrats, for criticism.

Scholz had said the “Bild am Sonntag”, the SPD wants to put the next Chancellor. On the question of whether it is the office of the Federal Chancellor trust himself, and he answered with “Yes”.

Juso-Vice Andres said, for you the SPD was Head of Andrea Nahles, the “first choice”. This also applies because it “is time that the SPD makes a woman Chancellor-candidate”.

The wrong time

lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD), criticized the timing of Scholz’ positioning. “At the Moment, this is not a question within the SPD particularly urgent, because the next Bundestag election is still more than two years,” he told the “Hannoversche Allgemeine”.

The North Rhine-Westphalian SPD Chairman Sebastian Hartmann said the same thing. “The last thing SPD needs before the important European elections, is to lead a Chancellor candidate debate,” he said the Newspapers of the Funke media group on Monday. “I expect after the difficult year of 2018, all the representatives of the party leadership to focus on the important things.”