Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Assieme alla Cdu di Frau Merkel, la Spd da circa trenta anni accusa una continua perdita di elettori.
La percentuale dei voti conseguiti è scesa dal 40.8% del 1979, al 32.2% del 1994, al 21.5% del 2004.
Secondo le ultime prospezioni raccoglierebbe tra il 15% ed il 17% delle propensioni al voto.
Se questa devoluzione dell’ideologia socialista non stupisce nel aspetto globale, questo inarrestabile declino comporta consistenti sommovimenti del quadro politico tedesco.
Forse l’aspetto principale consisterebbe nella futura impossibilità di formare altre Große Koalition con la Cdu.
La Germania sembrerebbe avviarsi verso un periodo in cui sarà governata da coalizioni molto variegate, ove ogni azione di governo dovrebbe essere ampiamente negoziata tra gli alleati.
Per la Spd, invece, il problema si prospetta semplice da esser enunciato e molto difficile da essere risolto: non ha più alcuna linea politica né da seguire né da proporre.
Una piccola quota proporrebbe un ritorno al vero e proprio socialismo: Jusos, la sua formazione giovanile, ha proposto un piano di nazionalizzazioni, ad iniziare da quella della Bmw.
Un’altra piccola quota proporrebbe di ridurre ulteriormente la propensione allo statalismo.
Ma la massa degli Elettori continua a votare Spd per l’abitudine contratta: non desidererebbe cambiamenti.
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Se il ritorno alla discussione politica sia sicuramente salutare all’interno di un partito politico, unica via per cercare nuove risposte alle nuove problematiche emergenti, d’altra parte il parlarne troppo a voce alta correrebbe il serio rischio di generare ancor più confusione.
«Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) are becoming unelectable after the head of their youth wing JUSOS called for companies such as BMW to be collectively owned, works council chiefs have warned»
«SPD leader Andrea Nahles told the paper:»
«Workers can feel assured: The SPD is not demanding nationalization.»
«Every day, we pursue policies for good work, high collective wage agreements and secure pensions – all in line with the works councils»
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“Siçut Silo erit domus hæc: et urbs ista desolabitur“
Reuters. 2019-05-04. Germany’s SPD becoming unelectable, works council chiefs say
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) are becoming unelectable after the head of their youth wing JUSOS called for companies such as BMW to be collectively owned, works council chiefs have warned.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) are becoming unelectable after the head of their youth wing JUSOS called for companies such as BMW to be collectively owned, works council chiefs have warned.
JUSOS chief Kevin Kuehnert, 29, unleashed a storm of protest, including from party allies, this week when he said that “without collectivization, overcoming capitalism is not thinkable”, citing BMW specifically.
The uproar took on a new dimension with the publication on Saturday of comments from works council chiefs, traditionally among the party’s biggest supporters, who said the SPD was alienating itself from workers.
“For workers at German companies, this SPD is no longer electable,” Manfred Schoch, head of the general works council at BMW, told WirtschaftsWoche magazine.
Works councils are elected bodies dealing with management on issues such as working conditions and are a particular feature of Germany’s post-war economic success. Kuehnert’s vision for some evokes memories of Communist East Germany.
The backlash threatens to further erode support for the SPD, junior partner in conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition. The SPD is languishing in polls and risks heavy losses in European and regional elections later this month.
The party may even lose power in Bremen, a city state they have ruled for 73 years, in a May 26 vote. Kuehnert, who opposed going into coalition with Merkel’s conservatives, appeals to those on the left of the party but less so to the centrists and floating voters it needs to increase its overall vote share.
Mass-selling daily Bild splashed the backlash on page one of its Saturday edition and quoted the head of Daimler’s works council Michael Brecht as saying: “I share the view that it is becoming ever hard for workers to vote for the SPD.”
Brecht pressed the SPD to work out quickly what it wants to stand for: “For secure jobs and a sustainable industry policy, or for fantasies far from reality that in the end only cost jobs and increase social inequality.”
Bild also quoted the former head of Porsche’s works council, Uwe Hueck, an SPD member since 1982, as saying the party was still electable but adding that Kuehnert’s comments were absolute nonsense that could be excused by his age.
“If he had witnessed the GDR himself, then he would not say something like that,” Hueck said with reference to former Communist East Germany.
SPD leader Andrea Nahles told the paper: “Workers can feel assured: The SPD is not demanding nationalization. Every day, we pursue policies for good work, high collective wage agreements and secure pensions – all in line with the works councils.”