After the state elections in saxony, MDR presenter wiebke binder faces criticism for her choice of words in an ARD broadcast on sunday evening. In a question about possible coalitions, she had called a coalition of CDU and afd "bourgeois".
Immediately thereafter, trouble arose on the net. On monday, SPD secretary-general lars klingbeil told the "bild" newspaper: "that is absolutely out of the question"."This is how you play down a coalition with the afd. The federal government’s eastern commissioner, christian hirte (CDU), called it a "clumsy, but also totally inappropriate remark".
The MDR had already reacted on sunday evening to the fuss in the net and tweeted: "under the enormous stress of a live broadcast in such a double election with constantly new results and changing constellations it can come to misunderstandings and can happen blurred."On monday, an apology followed from MDR editor torsten peuker: "this was clearly a slip of the tongue, and we apologize for it."
The saxon politician marco wanderwitz (CDU) had answered: "A coalition with the afd would not be a civic coalition. We have said from the outset that we will not form a coalition with the ranthers, that we will not cooperate, and that is how it will stay."