Today: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 year

The German Chancellor announced the impossibility of cooperation between the SPD and the Wagenknecht party.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview that he does not consider cooperation between the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), to which he belongs, and the new German party Sarah Wagenknecht’s Union for Reason and Justice (SSV), whose leader has repeatedly criticized arms supplies to Kyiv and anti-Russian sanctions.

When asked whether it is possible to create a coalition government with the participation of the SPD and the SSV in those federal states where elections will be held in September, the chancellor answered in the negative.

“No, this is beyond my imagination… The NER has no proposals for a better future in the states and no plan for what course Germany should follow,” Scholz said.

In his opinion, there is not a single argument in favor of cooperation between the two parties.


In September, elections will be held in three East German states – Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg. According to German law, if no party receives a majority of votes in regional elections, then to form a state government it is necessary to form a coalition of two or more parties that form a majority in parliament.


In October 2023, politician Sarah Wagenknecht, who criticizes arms supplies to Ukraine and sanctions against the Russian Federation, announced at a press conference that she was leaving the Left party and in the future creating her own party with several associates, advocating “sanity and justice.” In mid-December, Wagenknecht formed a new parliamentary group in the Bundestag, and later the creation of the party was formalized legally.