Christian ude finally had to go for it again. After giving an election campaign and feel-good speech disguised as a proposal presentation at the beginning of the small party conference of the bavarian SPD with his characteristic cabaret moves and being celebrated by the enthusiastic delegates, the SPD's top candidate finally fought against a voting debacle that had ruined his chances in the state elections from the start.
The bavarian SPD was building the framework for its election campaign in bamberg, and the work was initially proceeding at a brisk pace. The motion presented by ude for an economic policy characterized by stronger state action sailed through smoothly, and everything pointed to a state party that had become lamblike under ude, until the second leading motion, which provided for a debt brake to be written into the bavarian constitution, sparked off a lively discussion.
Headwind comes from the jusos
This debt brake is conditional, as the SPD calls it, because it is not supposed to impair state action, especially in the social sphere. Nevertheless, a surprisingly large number of opponents, ranging from the jusos around their erlangen state chairman philipp dees to the old nurnberg campaigner jonas lanig, who in the end agreed, made it clear that a large part of the party is opposed to such a permanent arrangement. Legal regulations, which could also be changed again if necessary, were completely sufficient, said not only the constitutional policy spokesman of the state parliamentary group, franz schindler. He also warned against anchoring the increase in state revenues in the constitution, as the leading proposal also provides for: "we cannot be the guarantor against tax cuts. People will thank us for that."
Schindler also pointed out the aspect of the leading proposal around which the discussion turned from then on: for a debt brake in the constitution "there is no necessity beyond a political-tactical" one. Lanig formulated the same idea in the other direction: "if we reject today, we will be walking into the CSU's trap." the campaign of state chairman florian pronold, who received applause mainly for his attacks on CSU leader and minister president horst seehofer ("compared to him, a hat player is a serious person"), was not very successful.
Maly and rinderspacher fail to get through
Even the mayor of nurnberg, ulrich maly, who was sent to the front after a short vote with ude, and the head of the state parliamentary group, markus rinderspacher, did not really get through, although he pointed out a fatal constellation: not only the governing parties CSU and FDP, but also the possible SPD coalition partners grune and freie wahler are aiming for a referendum on anchoring the debt brake in the constitution with the state election "and the SPD would then be the only faction against it".
Ude therefore. He was suddenly no longer intent on easygoing entertainment, but was rather rough with the delegates of his theory-heavy national party: "I really would like to invite you to arrive in today's reality." and that, according to ude, looks like this: 80 to 85 percent of the population wants the debt brake in the bavarian constitution: "in the end, it will be the people of bavaria against the SPD, which, however, can refer to earlier party congress resolutions."
That worked. With six abstentions, only nine of 111 delegates voted against the debt brake. Christian ude appeared visibly relieved.