In Germany, Merkel’s successor is on the verge of losing power as flood victims lash out at the Chancellor candidate.
After visiting flood victims in Germany, ANGELA MERKEL’S possible replacement has received a barrage of criticism.
Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will step down at the end of her fourth term in 2021. The leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister, Armin Laschet, paid a visit to flood victims in the Rhein-Sieg district. Locals were outraged when Ms Merkel’s replacement was announced, and they demanded to know why the government did not do more to help.
Mr Laschet and Mayor Petra Kalkbrenner were gathered by over 100 people in a film depicting their visit to Swisttal, Rhein-Sieg.
Floods affected Swisttal, as well as much of North Rhine-Westphalia, on July 15 at around 3 a.m. local time.
“Where were the warnings half a day before?” Paul Greve, a stay-at-home dad, asked the couple.
“Have you ever had to spend a week rummaging in mud?” “Where had the sirens gone?”
Another man yelled at the optimistic Chancellor that he had gotten his parents out of the home at 2 a.m., “or they would be dead now!” There was no alarm, no nothing!”
One guy yelled at Mr. Laschet that the flood response was “outrageous,” and then added, “Our administration is a big disaster!”
“You will experience this during the elections,” Mr Greve warned.
Mr Laschet told Bild that he is “not interested in the election” and that he is there to “address problems.”
“There is no longer any problem to be solved,” one guy responded. “The water was already here!” exclaimed the narrator.
“So far, I have not seen anyone from the state government, no one from the administration…” said another.
Niklas Hart, a 20-year-old local, said of Mr Laschet’s appearance to NTV.de: “He looks at the stuff.”
“However, he could just order the containers from his office. He isn’t need to be present for that.
“All he’s doing is campaigning.” During the floods, nothing worked.”
According to the broadcaster, Mr Hart had to swim to save his grandma on the night of the floods.
It comes after Mr Laschet was captured on tape last month smiling as President Frank-Walter Steinmeier tried to soothe flood victims.
He instantly apologized, saying his laughter was “inappropriate,” but analysts at the time stated, “This situation is repulsive, to put it another way.”
On August 1, a Bild.com article titled “Brinkwire Summary News” was published.