Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s Green Party co-Chairwoman, believes that she has a good background to run as chancellor for Germany. On a recent interview with Bild Am Sonntag, Baerbock mentions how she considers herself a good fit to replace Angela Merkel.
For the first time, the Greens want to bring forward a contender for chancellor in the forthcoming referendum campaign. The decision for candidacy is expected to come out this upcoming spring. Moreover, the co-Chairman of the Greens, Robert Habeck is also planning to run for the upcoming elections in the coming fall. He announced his candidacy earlier, in October. Like Baerbock, he believes to have the confidence to become the Chancellor.
It is the first time that Baerbock is running for a high position, which made the Germans question her ability. However, she quickly shut down her judgment during an interview with Bild am Sonntag. She mentions how she does not lack the psychological and physical strength for the Chancellery.
According to Dezem, the Green Party has gained many seats in the German government, surpassing the Social Democratic Party. It is still behind the Union, however, the progress should be recognized. Baerbock believes that a green-led government will bring the necessary changes in the coming year. She mentions how “That’s why we bring the Greens, that’s what Robert brings, that’s why I bring the knowledge, the responsibility and the passion.” The decision to choose who to send for the elections will come out in the spring 2021.