What moves people in their everyday life? In Juli Zeh’s opinion, the election campaign is currently ignoring this completely. It doesn’t create trust, says the writer.

Augsburg (dpa) – Writer Juli Zeh (“Unterleuten”) is, according to her own statement, “unfortunately quite unhappy with all sides”.

In an interview with “Augsburger Allgemeine” (Monday), the 47-year-old said: “The election campaign seems to me to go quite far beyond the problem areas. It is not healthy, it does not create the confidence of the population in the candidates and their parties. “

At present, the so-called class struggle – that is, the struggle between different social classes for a fair balance – is being replaced by a kind of cultural struggle, according to Zeh. “It is no longer mainly a question of knowing how much honest work is worth, how much money it takes at least a month for a family, what housing can cost, if we really offer real educational opportunities, if we let’s really respect the working class of the population; how much pension one must grant and so on. “Instead, it’s a lot about knowing what to think, how to speak, how to live.

The writer joined the SPD in 2017. In 2018, the party proposed her as a judge at the Constitutional Court of Brandenburg.