parties and politicians are always measured, such as their relationship to the “economy” is, whether they are economic-friendly or not. Helmut Schmidt (SPD) was as a world economist, so as someone whose business is enough of a political horizon beyond national borders. The long-standing Federal Minister of Economics Otto Graf Lambsdorff (FDP) represented like no other type of business, of the market economy, convinced the politician. Therefore, he was called by his political opponents, “the market count”. Today, they would scourge him, presumably as a “neo-liberal”. Gerhard Schröder expressed himself as “comrade of the bosses”, preferably with a cigar. Mainly because of the labour market reforms of Agenda 2010, he is accused of, even today, to have been friendly to business, to the detriment of the interests of the workers. The former British Prime Minister David Cameron declared in campaign speeches that his country is “open for business”, before he maneuvered it into the Brexit-mess. As Friedrich Merz, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the CDU Chairman was competing, were distributed the roles clear. Friedrich Merz, the candidate of the business wing, was Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer, was considered to be employee-friendly.
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