Olaf Scholz, who took office in place of Merkel, who left her job in December last year after serving as prime minister for 16 years without interruption, is facing difficult times.
Included in Russia’s ‘black list’ due to the Ukraine war Germany While trying to solve the energy crisis, it also discusses a return to nuclear energy.
While this process was touted as ‘Scholz’s most difficult test’, the report, which had the effect of a cold shower for the German Chancellor, was broadcast by RTL television.
Following the 2005 federal elections, Merkel was appointed Chancellor of Germany, replacing Gerhard Schröder. Merkel held this post until 2021.
According to the survey conducted by the public opinion research company Forsa for RTL television with 4 thousand 3 people between December 15 and 22, trust in the government dropped by 22 points to 34 percent.
DECREASED 24 PERCENT IN JUST 1 YEAR
Prime Minister from SPD, according to poll Olaf ScholzConfidence in , also decreased by 24 percent in a year, to 33 percent.
The rate of those who trust former Chancellor Angela Merkel was recorded as 75 percent in December 2020.
Among the ten political institutions that were asked to the participants, the most trusted one was the presidency.
Confidence in President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was recorded at 63 percent, but also a 12-point drop from last year.
The least trusted institution was political parties. Confidence in political parties decreased by 7 percent to 17 percent. The rate of those who trust the Bundestag, on the other hand, decreased by 13 percent and was recorded as 37 percent.
THOSE IN THE EAST TRUST LESS
It was observed that distrust in political institutions was higher in the eastern states. The biggest difference between the West and the East was in the trust placed in President Steinmeier.
The coalition government consisting of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) took office in December 2021.
The rate of those who trust Steinmeier was recorded as 65 percent in the western states and 53 percent in the eastern states.
Likewise, the European Union, which was trusted by 33 percent in the west and 20 percent in the east, was among the institutions where the difference of opinion was most evident.
In total, confidence in the EU decreased by 7 percent to 31 percent.