Lindner, Merz, Habeck. There are prominent names exchanged for the office of the future finance minister. Huge tasks await the winner of this race.
By Cerstin Gammelin, Berlin
What is clear ahead of this election on Sunday? For example: the three main tasks of the next government will be climate, Europe and finance. And the next Federal Minister of Finance will have to deal with it; this will give him political power, influence and recognition. No wonder then that three parties – FDP, Greens, Union – are already in contention for the ministry. And because the election is likely to end, leading to the difficult formation of a government, everything is clear: the ministry is likely to become the wildcard in the coalition talks that make a tripartite government alliance possible.