The SPD wins an internal power struggle.
The “Handelsblatt” reported, the report was confirmed to the German press agency on Monday in coalition circles.
The Union wanted to hold on to the Freiburg economist. As a rule, the term of office of a member of the Expert Council ends after two terms, this is the case with Feld.
Feld told the Reuters news agency: “Since the SPD is blocking an extension to a third term of office, as the CDU has proposed, I will be a free man again from then on. On your part, as far as I know, the CDU is blocking the SPD proposals, so that the SVR has to continue with four people first. ”
Jens Südekum in conversation as his successor
Feld is regarded as a proven regulatory politician, i.e. oriented towards the principles of market and competition and against a major influence of the state. According to reports, the SPD preferred a candidate like the Düsseldorf economist Jens Südekum. This is closer to positions of the SPD, it said. But there was no consensus on this in the coalition, so that there is initially no successor for Feld.
The experts are colloquially referred to as the “economic modes”.
The four would have to choose a boss from among their ranks. It is not clear that the choice will inevitably fall on the financial economist Wieland, who has served on the council since 2013, said an insider.
The “Handelsblatt” reported that the replacement of the fifth person might not be clarified until after the federal election.