“If there is a traffic light coalition in Baden-Württemberg too, then the parties will also aim in this direction for the federal elections. It can be fatal for the Union, "he told the news portal Watson.
A traffic light coalition led by SPD Prime Minister Malu Dreyer has ruled in Rhineland-Palatinate since 2016. According to Schröder, the elections are likely to have less of an impact on the Union parties' chances of success in the federal elections. From his point of view, it will be more important how the corona situation in Germany will develop into midsummer. “I think that's the crucial point. If the pandemic is largely over in July or August, then the Union parties will be in good shape again, ”he told Watson. Regarding the consequences of the elections for the selection of the CDU and CSU chancellor candidate, Schröder said: "If the state elections are clearly lost, the Laschet will be blamed." If Laschet's curve goes towards zero, then CDU representatives will talk to Söder. ”Schröder believes that Söder himself will, however,“ not compete if he is not sure that he will win ”.