Kurginyan assesses the Bundestag elections and their impact on Russian-German relations

03.10.2021, Moscow.

The election results in Germany are good for Russia, but not enough, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on September 29 on the air of the program “Objectively” on the Belarusian TV channel ONT.

The victory of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in the Bundestag elections is positive for Russia, Kurginyan explained. He clarified that if the Germans had chosen ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, it would have been even better.

But the SPD did not win so convincingly as to form the German government on its own, the political scientist noted. “So it [the SPD] will form an alliance with someone, they are negotiating. You see, an era of such cynical, unprecedented bargaining has come that it is even difficult to predict something,” the expert stressed.

The most organic option would be an alliance of the SPD with the bloc of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), the leader of the Essence of Time clarified. According to him, the SPD and the CDU/CSU could create a government together, as they did before, especially since the Kremlin is accustomed to working with the CDU/CSU.

Merkel would no longer be in the new union of the victorious SPD and CDU/CSU, Kurginyan noted. “Merkel is a complicated person. … I can never tell you this definitely, but something in her face has reminded me for a long time that this GDR period did not pass without a trace for her,” Kurginyan added.

According to the political scientist, Russia had a complicated relationship with Merkel, because on the one hand Merkel was a classic Atlantist, and on the other she had a special relationship with the leadership of Russia.

“On the third side, she is such a heavyweight who could afford to steer somewhere else in our direction even within Atlantic relations,” the expert said. He noted that Merkel understood the

“Now she is gone, what will be there instead of her is unclear,” Kurginyan summed up.

On September 26, the parliamentary elections ended in Germany. On September 27, the German Electoral Commission announced the preliminary result of the vote, according to which the SPD took first place with 25.7% of the votes, and the CDU/CSU bloc came in second place with 24.1% of the votes.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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