In 2011 he moved to the Federal Constitutional Court as a judge.

In 2011 he moved to the Federal Constitutional Court as a judge.

The Saarland woman, nicknamed “” AKK “”, is a close confidante of Merkel and is known for her factual, analytical style of politics and her calm manner. Kramp-Karrenbauer has been a member of the CDU Federal Presidium since 2010. On February 26, 2018, she was elected the new CDU general secretary at a party congress. Picture alliance / Kay Nietfeld / “Kramp-Karrenbauer does not want to be fooled by the SPD. (Photo: dpa) In Saarland, Prime Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer warns before assuming that an alliance with the Social Democrats is already in the towel.

There is still no common ground. Your approach is still a risk. According to the head of government in Saarland, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer believes that an alliance with the Social Democrats has not yet been agreed. “” It is not clear whether there will be a grand coalition, “said the CDU politician on Deutschlandfunk. Your approach is still a risk. If there is no common basis, there will be a new election, stressed the head of government.

Although there are differences with the SPD, they now accept the debt brake in Saarland. In addition, there has been constructive cooperation on some issues such as police reform, said the Prime Minister. According to Secretary General Roland Theis, the end of the Jamaica coalition and the opening of talks with the SPD about a grand coalition are a relief at the CDU base been recorded. “” The mood is absolutely clear, the step was the right one, since government action was burdened by the situation at the FDP, “said Theis after talks in CDU circles. In addition, many party members welcomed Kramp-Karrenbauer’s decision as a “” courageous step “” in emails and letters.

She was ready to sacrifice her office in the interests of the country. Kramp-Karrenbauer terminated the coalition last week and blamed the FDP for it. The Saarland FDP has been shaken by personnel quarrels for weeks. Parliamentary group leader Christian Schmitt left the party last year and has been a non-party member of the CDU parliamentary group ever since.

The parliamentary director Christoph Kühn, who actually wanted to follow him, withdrew his candidacy at the end of December. He had come under fire for the controversial use of a car of his parliamentary group. Kramp-Karrenbauer rejected the accusation that they had intentionally harmed the FDP by dissolving the Jamaica alliance during the Epiphany meeting of the Liberals. “” It was no longer feasible in this situation and that is why it is also wrong and it is a legend to speak of it here, it was calculated, “” she told Deutschlandfunk. CDU, Greens and FDP have ruled together since 2009. It was the first Jamaica coalition at the national level, named after the flag of the island state, which is held in the parties’ colors – black, green and yellow. Source:, rts / dpa “Kramp-Karrenbauer had justified the rupture of the Jamaica coalition with the state of the FDP. (Photo: REUTERS) It didn’t work out with the Greens and the FDP, even with the Social Democrats, according to the opinion The Union’s coalition is not possible. Prime Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer now has to face new elections – and angry attacks from the FDP general in the future. Prime Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

He said on Südwestfunk that the head of government was now “” facing the political ruins of her actions “”. It was “” irresponsible “” to unilaterally terminate the Jamaica coalition with the FDP and the Greens. “You don’t give up well-functioning coalitions lightly and then put yourself in the hands of the Social Democrats,” said Döring. The day before, Kramp-Karrenbauer had new elections soon after the talks with the SPD had broken off about the formation of a grand coalition announced. Almost two weeks ago, she resigned the so far only state government made up of the CDU, FDP and Greens in Germany and justified this with persistent personnel quarrels at the FDP. In the opinion of CDU General Secretary Hermann Gröhe, early elections in Saarland are the right way to achieve stable conditions to get. “” We are confident about these new elections, “” he said on ARD. For the coalition of the Union and FDP in Berlin, Gröhe sees no burden from the bursting of the Jamaica coalition in Saarland. “” The decision has no negative effects on the federal situation, “” he said. “The cooperation works in Berlin and has just worked less and less in Saarland due to the internal disagreements in the FDP.” “Despite an SPD rejection, the Saarland left parliamentary group leader Oskar Lafontaine sees an opportunity for red-red in the upcoming elections in Saarland . “” The question of whether we should not form a government after the state elections has not yet been decided, “said Lafontaine on Deutschlandfunk. “” I will be conducting this state election campaign with a lot of joy. “” Source:, dpa “Only in the second attempt was Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected as the new Prime Minister of Saarland. Surprisingly, SPD regional chief Heiko Maas challenged her to a duel.

Kramp-Karrenbauer should actually have learned her lesson in advance. By Chancellor Angela Merkel – who narrowly escaped a political catastrophe in today’s election thriller. Kramp-Karrenbauer has been elected to succeed Müller. (Photo: REUTERS) “” The vote stalemate in the first round of the prime ministerial election in the Saarbrücken state parliament was a mischievous coup by the SPD, which had put its top man at the last minute against the CDU candidate Kramp-Karrenbauer. What Maas was not granted: to get the green government troops on its side in the Napoleonic coup d’état to restore North Rhine-Westphalian conditions on the Saar. “” In the opinion of the Westfälische Nachrichten (Münster), the new head of government will not suffer any damage, because ” “She is considered an iron advocate of black and green. For the time being, however, this is her only realistic power option. “” “After all, Angela Merkel has been successfully at the top of power for years and has also thrown out a number of inner-party rivals,” says Mannheimer Morgen.

But Kramp-Karrenbauer will also learn her lesson. Even if the Müller successor had her “” bumpy start “” with composure, the embarrassing debut (…) should be a lesson for her. If you want to assert yourself, you have to network well and secure the necessary support in advance of important decisions.

The new Saarland head of government (…) went home with a lesson. “” The SPD state chairman Maas almost succeeded in a political coup. (Photo: dpa) The Allgemeine Zeitung from Mainz wonders what a failure of the election would have meant politically : “” The woman who narrowly missed a real political catastrophe yesterday is not called Kramp-Karrenbauer. Her name is Merkel. Had the Saarland CDU leader failed in the Prime Minister’s election, it would certainly have been a hard blow. But nobody could have blamed her.

On the other hand, the end of Jamaica would have meant new elections and thus – if the political augurs are not completely clueless – a disaster for the CDU and probably even worse for the FDP. And it seems doubtful whether the Chancellor would have endured it. “” “” Daring, elected, shrunk. A tense alliance does not turn into a great team, especially in times of general political crisis.

Times are changing – sooner or later “”, the Leipziger Volkszeitung is certain. “” This election memorandum is likely to get echo (…) also because Müller, with his planned swift switch to the Federal Constitutional Court, is likely to become the next burden. The Greens sense opportunities in the Federal Council, the Second Karlsruhe Senate is not to be hoped for a third ex-politician as a judge and other professional groups would do well to make a balanced decision. Bad luck for Müller that he is a recognized, good and personable lawyer and is fed up with Saar politics. And for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (…) the role of the rubble woman remains. “” Kramp-Karrenbauer is facing difficult but not insoluble tasks, according to the Braunschweiger Zeitung: “” Saarland depends on the state financial equalization system and has no leeway. But maybe the successor to Peter Müller will be able to loosen up the region’s gray image with creativity and imagination.

Unlike the men anchored in old role-playing games, it could also help to ease domestic politics. This could always be an export hit. “” Source:, compiled by Katja Sembritzki “Who is at the head of the grand coalition planned on both sides: CDU incumbent Kramp-Karrenbauer or SPD top candidate Maas? (Photo: picture alliance / dpa) The Saarlanders will elect a new parliament this Sunday. The new government has actually already been decided: CDU and SPD want to form a coalition. The only question is who will have the say in it.

With the prospect of a grand coalition of CDU and SPD as the future government, the citizens of Saarland elect a new state parliament this Sunday. In the unspectacular election campaign, both major parties made it clear that they would then forge a coalition with one another. It is only unclear whether CDU incumbent Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer or SPD top candidate Heiko Maas will be the new Prime Minister.

A head-to-head race is expected between them, in which a few hundred votes could ultimately make the difference. Two and a half months after the sudden end for the nationwide first black-yellow-green Jamaica coalition, around 800,000 citizens are called upon to to re-elect the state parliament early. On Saturday the parties campaigned for votes in the smallest country for the last time. Chancellor Angela Merkel campaigned for a grand coalition under the leadership of her party on Friday evening at the CDU’s official election campaign. “If you want a strong government and a grand coalition, you have to choose the CDU,” “she said in front of around 1500 supporters in Dillingen. You can rely on the CDU and Prime Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer. If they keep the leadership role, the Saarland will continue to be “” in good hands “”. During the election campaign, SPD state chief Maas repeatedly underlined his goal of finally becoming head of government on the third attempt. At the same time, he ruled out a red-red alliance with the Left Party, which is theoretically possible.

Maas had to admit defeat to the CDU incumbent at the time, Peter Müller, in 2004 and 2009. The left’s top candidate, Saar parliamentary group leader Oskar Lafontaine, affirmed on Friday that his political opponents would have to continue to count on him in any case: “” All the hope of my competitors “I would not stay with Saar politics, are false hopes,” he said on ZDF. The early election in Saarland marks the beginning of the 2012 state election year. On May 6th, the vote will take place in Schleswig-Holstein, and on May 13th in the most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The new election in the Saar became necessary because January was the first nationwide The Jamaica alliance of CDU, FDP and Greens broke up after a good two years.

The CDU and SPD were subsequently unable to agree on a grand coalition that they now want to form. In the polls last week, the CDU and SPD were on par. The research group elections determined for the ZDF – “” Politbarometer “” a share of votes of 34 percent for both main parties. Infratest dimap predicted 33 percent each for the CDU and SPD on behalf of the ARD. The left was between 15 and 16 percent. The FDP must expect to be thrown out of the state parliament (2 to 3 percent).

The Pirate Party (6 percent) and the Greens (5 percent) give the opinion polls better chances of passing the five percent hurdle. The state parliament in Saarbrücken currently consists of five parties. The strongest force is the CDU with 19 mandates. In addition, she was joined by a former member of the FDP as a non-attached party. The SPD has 13 MPs, the Left 11, the FDP 4 and the Greens 3. In the 2009 state elections, the CDU won 34.5 percent of the vote, the SPD 24.5, the Left 21.3 and the FDP 9.2 and the Greens 5.9 percent.

The turnout in 2009 was 67.6 percent. In 2009, as Prime Minister, Müller forged a coalition of the CDU, FDP and the Greens. In 2011 he moved to the Federal Constitutional Court as a judge. His successor Kramp-Karrenbauer initially continued the Jamaica alliance, but terminated it at the beginning of January.

She justified this with the continuing instability of the FDP. Source:, dpa “The Saarland voted, and the SPD lost again to the CDU. If the Christian Democrats become too social democratic, that could happen to the original in the federal government, and not only that. The decline of the FDP cannot be stopped, the pirates are a “” surprise egg “”. One almost believes that one is in a “” political frenzy “”. Too boring? Too confusing?

The SPD didn’t make it in Saarland. (Photo: dpa) The Berliner Tagesspiegel identifies its loser: “” The SPD didn’t make it again. So not now in Saarland, and again under Heiko Maas. But he’s nice and competent.

But politically he was probably too similar to the incumbent, including his party. What does the SPD say in the federal government? It is no longer considered the original to be chosen if the CDU becomes social democratic. That little bit of Saarland is everywhere. “” “” A social democrat who is only willing to take on government responsibility as part of the grand coalition is not an alternative, “” says the Leipziger Volkszeitung. “” At least not if the CDU comes along as the better social democratized people’s party, does not (anymore) for better or for worse cling to Germany’s almost-no-longer-there party, the FDP, and appears politically open almost everywhere . “” The paper states: “” The derived, uniform political figures are out.

The pirates profited from this in a special way. They are the surprise egg, the political leftover ramp for those who no longer know what to do with their vote. “” “” The voters preferred the fresh, politically daring Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to the lovable eternal loser from the SPD, “” also comments the Süddeutsche Zeitung and identifies trends that also apply at the federal level. “” In addition, there are three special features in the Saarland nutshell that also describe national trends.