Oskar Lafontaine leaves the left, ten days before the state elections in Saarland. Ironically, the man who co-founded the party 15 years ago. The story of an alienation.
Boris Herrmann, Berlin and Gianna Niewel, Frankfurt
The Saarland state parliament paid tribute to Oskar Lafontaine for the last time, he delivered his last speech here on Wednesday, on war and peace, Willy Brandt and Mikhail Gorbachev, saying goodbye “with a Saarland joy”. That was Wednesday. A day later, the breaking news: Lafontaine goes to the left.
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