Sport Union: Lashet brings Merz into his campaign team
CDU and CSU: Fear in the Union before cleavage
grows the power struggle between Laschet and Söder around the Chancellor's candidacy, because none of the party feet is ready for renunciation. Now a decisive vote is threatened in the group. © Michael Kappeler / DPA There is no one for: Armin Lashet (CDU) and Markus Söder (CSU) fight for the Chancellor's candidacy of the Union. Fear in the Union before division is growing In the Union, the fear of cleavage grows in the Union with the open dispute over the Chancellor's candidacy.
The CDU chairman binds its former rivals. He also reacts to the displeasure about the Chancellor's candidate decision.Lashet brings Merz to his campaign team
CDU boss Armin Laschet has announced on Tuesday evening that he will record his former rivals Friedrich Merz in his campaign team. In January, Merz had lost the vote on the CDU chair just against lashing, now the two want to advertise together for a success of the Union at the general election. With his announcement, Laschet tries to score in the CDU members who critically see his proclamation to Chancellor's candidate. Merz is currently Vice President of the Economic Council of the CDU. The Council is not an official part of the party, but a club that represents economic interests as a professional association.
Decision in power struggle for Chancellor's candidacy of the Union moves closer
of the power struggle for the Chancellor's candidacy of the Union controls to his final. CDU boss Armin Laschet demanded a decision of the Federal Executive Board of his party in the candidate question still on Monday evening. This could provide you with an advantage in the race against its rival Markus Söder. For the CSU boss had previously reaffirmed its willingness to the candidacy, but the CDU assigned decision rights.
"Friedrich Merz belongs to me for me in the team cadre of the Union for the general election," said Lashet in a video conference with more than a hundred mandate and functionals of the Baden-Württemberg CDU. With its economic and financial competence, Merz could help master the tremendous challenges for Germany after the Corona Pandemic. He belonged to "the best heads" that the party has. Lashet did not give any information about who will also belong to his campaign team and how big it should be.
The video conferencing lasted more than two hours. In the debate, a good two dozen participants turned out to speak. There were also many lashing critical contributions. Overall, however, in the end, however, a constructive mood should have herred - also from concern that the dispute could lead to the end that at the end a traffic light coalition or a green-red-red alliance brings a majority of voters behind.
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Merz could inspire people. That's why he considered it
The Baden-Württemberg CDU is the second largest country association of the party. Large parts of the association first had wished Merz as a CDU chairman and then Markus Söder as Chancellor's candidates desired. Therefore, Lashet has now communicated the inclusion of Merz with a conversation with the southwest CDU.
With the appeal of Merz, however, lashes to wishes of the CDU in Saxony-Anhalt. In the state in the beginning of June is elected. The local party finds that your Merz and Söder can help very well in the election campaign. Söder has already promised to do that.
In the videoconference with the Baden-Württemberg CDU, Laschet said according to information of the German Press Agency, he is aware that there are many aspirants from North Rhine-Westphalia to higher posts in the federal government. In addition to Merz, the foreign policy expert Norbert Röttgen, Union Faction Chief Ralph Brinkhaus and Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn. For everyone: "Man, Catholic, North Rhine-Westphalia." He knew that the CDU needs more diversity. But Merz is "another category". The 65-year-olds can inspire people. That's why he considered it.
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Merz was chairman of the Union fraction from 2000 to 2002. In 2009 he left the Bundestag. In autumn, he wants to move back to Parliament.
Laschet warned in the videoconference because of the falling survey values for the Union now the green afterwards. The CDU should not do that, "as if we were something like the Greens," said the CDU boss according to the German press agency. The Greens would use every opportunity to make a federal government without the Union. That would then be "another republic". The CDU must therefore occur as a "CDU PUR", then you have a chance to win the general election in September.
This week wants to replace it with the CDU Landesverband Rhineland-Palatinate. In the past week he had already conferred with the CDU district councilors from Lower Saxony and Hesse. In addition, consultations with the East German state organizations are planned.
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