Susanne Hennig-Wellsow wants to become federal chairman of the Left and lead her party into a red-red-green federal government. A conversation about speed skating as a school of life, its legendary flower throwing and the troubles of radical, pragmatic politics.
Interview by Boris Herrmann and
At the end of this week, the Left Party will elect a new leadership duo. The Thuringian state chairman Susanne Hennig-Wellsow, 43, is applying together with the Hessian parliamentary group leader Janine Wissler, 39. Serious opposing candidates are not in sight. In the SZ interview, Hennig-Wellsow demands a clear commitment from her party to government participation in the federal government.