Die Linke (Die Linke) admitted that the election result on Sunday meant a “big defeat”, as it did not reach the minimum threshold of 5 percent and only made it into the Bundestag – the lower house of parliament – thanks to directly elected seats.
The left formation, which sought a key role in the formation of a government, and even its possible support for the SPD, repeatedly gave cause for criticism of Olaf Scholz in his career in the Chancellery. In the end, however, it will be the Greens and the FDP who hold the key to the government.
One of the leaders of the left, Janine Wissler, has clearly admitted the defeat, confident that the party can use the next four years to “rebuild” and address its “structural problems”, according to Deutsche Welle.
His partner Susanne Hennig-Wellsow avoided speculating at a press conference about the reasons for the poor results, insofar as she considers it to be something “complex”, but assumes that Die Linke will have no weight in the upcoming negotiations.
In this sense, he regretted that despite Germany’s problems “no change had occurred”, alluding to the dominance of the traditional parties.