CSU politicians, of all people, want the SPD experts Lauterbach as the new health minister. The future Chancellor Scholz will not let this change his schedule. Germany will remain without a top corona trainer until after the Social Democrats’ party congress.
According to Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz, the SPD is sticking to the plan of appointing its own ministers only after the SPD party congress has approved the traffic light coalition agreement. The SPD politician said that evening in an online discussion with members of the party when he was asked when he was going to appoint a health minister.
They have waited for the coalition agreement to be concluded and will now wait for the party congress on December 4th. This should agree to the coalition agreement with the Greens and the FDP. “Then we will say at the beginning of the next few weeks who the women and men are who are implementing this for us and Germany,” he said. These should be presented together.
CSU Minister: “Lauterbach has a clever head”
Previously, a number of politicians from the Greens and the Union had demanded that the SPD should quickly clarify the successor to Health Minister Jens Spahn due to the pandemic situation. Very specific personnel suggestions came from the CSU in Munich. Bavaria’s Minister of Health Klaus Holetschek wanted the SPD politician Karl Lauterbach as the new head of department in the federal government. “I think Mr. Lauterbach has a bright head and would be happy if he were the next health minister in the federal government,” said the CSU politician in Munich.
Scholz, meanwhile, warned that Germany should vaccinate itself from the fourth wave. Many laws have already been introduced, for example with 3G rules for companies and public transport. “And we are discussing further measures,” said the SPD politician, without giving any further details.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her designated successor will discuss the Corona situation with the 16 prime ministers tomorrow, Tuesday. The official reason is that you want to inform the countries about the establishment of the Corona crisis team in the Chancellery. However, since the Federal Constitutional Court will also decide on the former federal emergency brake beforehand, a fundamental debate about possible course corrections in the corona policy is expected, according to negotiators.