Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) – The SPD chairman Saskia Esken sees the prospects of the south-west SPD for the state elections in the coming year so far as critical. “The approval ratings are still just bad,” said Esken of the “Stuttgarter Zeitung”, the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” and the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” (Saturday). She hoped that the SPD could score points on education with the former Minister of Education, Andreas Stoch, as the top candidate for the state elections.
Esken criticized the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Education, Susanne Eisenmann (CDU). Under her, education policy is not moving forward, but rather back to the 50s, Esken said in an interview with the newspapers.
The SPD leader is therefore placing hope in the employees of the country’s car industry, although this is “traditionally rather conservative”. The SPD must succeed in dissolving supposedly conflicting interests. Climate protection is an opportunity to create new jobs through new technologies and new business areas, said Esken. The SPD supports employees in combining short-time work and further training.