Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) has described CDU leader Friedrich Merz’s call for resignation against her as a transparent attempt to distract from her own responsibility. There are state parliamentary resolutions for everything to do with the controversial Climate Foundation Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The CDU was involved in the state government, as well as in the state parliament and currently still on the board of directors, in the decisions for Nord Stream 2, for the foundation, Schwesig said late Thursday evening in Schwerin.
Knowing this, the citizens would have made their choice in the state elections in autumn 2021. And they have made a very clear decision as to who can be prime minister in this beautiful federal state. The CDU has been punished precisely for this style of politics. I can understand that it hurts, said Schwesig. She called for a return to factual work. Coping with the influx of refugees shows that there is a lot to do in the country.
Schwesig’s resignation is months overdue. What happened there is an incredible process, but all the details are only gradually becoming public, Merz told the Westfalenpost (Thursday). Every publication only makes things worse, because there is nothing exonerating about it. The fact that this foundation still exists and that the predecessor (Erwin) Sellering is now starting an open clinch with Ms. Schwesig shows how things are getting completely out of hand on the SPD side, explained Merz.
The MV climate foundation has been criticized for supporting the completion of the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The construction of the pipeline was completed, but it did not go into operation due to Russian aggression against Ukraine.