Закат карьеры канцлера?

Уход канцлера Герхарда Шредера с поста председателя Социал-демократической партии Германии (СДПГ) сильно повлияет на расстановку сил в правительстве Германии, а также на незначительное "красно-зеленое" большинство в парламенте. И хотя говорить, как делают сегодня некоторые в Германии, о "закате карьеры канцлера" или же называть неожиданный шаг Шредера "началом конца" его пребывания у власти кажется несколько преждевременным, совершенно правильным будет отметить, что такие действия Шредера могут обернуться для него существенной потерей власти.

Выиграет от этого, прежде всего, Франц Мюнтеферинг - 64-х летний парламентский лидер СДПГ, который сменит Шредера на посту председателя партии. Шредер и Мюнтеферинг будут действовать в тандеме, но Шредер окажется в большей зависимости от лояльности Мюнтеферинга, чем Мюнтеферинг от успеха Шредера.

Шредер представляет умеренную левую политическую платформу и программу, сопоставимую с новой лейбористской доктриной премьер-министра Великобритании Тони Блэра или центризмом бывшего президента США Билла Клинтона. Мюнтеферинг же демонстрирует большую приверженность традиционным социал-демократическим (старым лейбористским) ценностям. С точки зрения стиля руководства, Шредер всегда действует самостоятельно, в то время как Мюнтеферинг отдает предпочтение работе в команде.

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