The general secretary of the SPD of Saxony, Henning Homann, sees more intersections with the left than with the CDU in case of assuming the responsibility of the government after the federal elections of 2021. For the party, the focus is still on on the question: “How can we make our country more socially just and make it future proof for all,” Homann said Monday in Dresden. “How and with whom our goals can be achieved will be seen after the elections.”
SPD chairmen Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans publicly announced this weekend that they would not rule out a coalition with the Left Party after the federal elections.
The left is a reliable coalition partner in the East, Homann said. “With a Merz CDU that wants to reduce the welfare state and bring lobbyists to the cabinet table, I see less overlap than with a Ramelow left that stands for social justice. But one thing is certain. “We categorically exclude cooperation with the new right-wing extremists of the AfD”, he stressed.