Hopefully the next Chancellor will continue good Indo-German relations: Sent


03 Oct 2021 17:00 STI

New Delhi [India], Oct. 3 (ANI): Signaling that there would be no major change in Germany’s foreign policy under the new government, German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner said on Sunday that he hoped that the next German chancellor will continue to strengthen ties between the two countries.
The center-left German Social Democrats (SPD) claimed victory in the federal elections. Scholz of the SPD, who recently served as vice-chancellor and finance minister in the outgoing government of Chancellor Angela Merkel, said voters wanted him to be the next chancellor.
The federal elections marked the end of Merkel’s 16-year term as German Chancellor. However, Merkel has announced that she will not seek a new term as head of the country.
“Foreign policy is pretty much unchallenged on these parties. There are, of course, nuances of detail. Once you get closer to a decision, there are differences but the broad lines are roughly the same. the same whether they are the Social Democrats, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals. But I have great hope and confidence that whoever becomes the new Chancellor will be the continuation of what we have seen so far “, Lindner told ANI.
As the SPD and the Tory bloc court small parties to secure a parliamentary majority for a ruling coalition, Merkel, who has cemented her position for 16 long years, will remain in office until a coalition deal is negotiated .

The German envoy also noted that Merkel was a “great asset” to the country and that the coalition government will take shape by Christmas.
“It’s a huge new chapter after 16 years. The whole world was used to Madame Merkel. She was a great asset to Germany wherever I went, people were saying, oh wow, she’s a great leader and she has been voted several times in Forbes magazine as the most powerful woman in another magazine in the world, ”he said.
“Yet the elections and the results were pretty much predicted from the latest polls, so it will most likely be a coalition of three parties and three or four parties that could be involved at this time in the negotiations and not in the pre-negotiations. negotiations to see if they could And the idea is to obtain a coalition treaty, which is quite formal, to have a coalition treaty signed before Christmas, ”he added.
The left-wing Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Germany won the German federal election with over 25% of the vote, but uncertainty remains as to who will be the next leader as results showed the party narrowly won .
According to the federal returning officer, with the 299 German electoral constituencies, the SDP won 25.7% of the vote, ahead of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the center-right conservative party of Chancellor Angela Merkel , which won 24.1 percent. (ANI)


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