Chris Burford wrote
>That the new finance minister comes from Hesse also seems to be a signal of
>Schroeders determination to pay attention to electability in view of the
>recent SPD losses there. And for that, it is necessary to be cautious
>about what parts of capital can be taken on at any one time.
There is another thing to be kept in mind with Eichel. Actually he is one of Lafontaines boys. What he has been calling for in the past was pretty much in line with the SPD party programme ( and thus Lafontaine ). When he still was mayor of Kassel he got the nickname the 'Lafontaine of Kassel'. Johannes