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Tech & Science Lashing or Söder: Head-An-Head Race in the Union

02:50  12 april  2021
02:50  12 april  2021 Source:   dw.com

Star Trek fan who could boldly go and lead Germany

  Star Trek fan who could boldly go and lead Germany A veteran Bavarian leader is tipped to run for chancellor as the Merkel era ends this year.Angela Merkel has dominated German politics since 2005, but she will no longer be chancellor after the September federal election. Mr Söder is seen as the hot favourite to run as chancellor-candidate for her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their smaller Bavarian ally, the Christian Social Union.

After the CSU boss left the cat from the sack and now has two candidates for the Chancellor's candidacy, observers expect a quick decision: should Mark Söder do? Or Armin Laschet?

Deutschland sucht den Super-CDU/CSU-Mann: Armin Laschet (links) und Markus Söder © Malte Ossowski / Sven Simon / Picture Alliance Germany is looking for the Super CDU / CSU man: Armin Laschet (left) and Mark Söder

both want to do it. Armin Laschet and Markus Söder have said the tip of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group that they want to draw for the succession of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in the election campaign. And while it is now to be expected with a rapid setting, both party feet - the CDU chairman of Laschet and the CSU chairman Söder - on Sunday evening the head-to-head race in interviews pushed once again.

Armin Lashet requires fast decision on Chancellor's candidacy of CDU and CSU

 Armin Lashet requires fast decision on Chancellor's candidacy of CDU and CSU Lashet or Söder? The question about the Chancellor's candidacy is still unclear. The CDU chief calls for a quick decision in the Union - but in the exam on Sunday's parliament, she will not fall. © Federico Gambarini / dpa The CDU chairman Armin Lashet requires a quick decision on the Union Chancellor's candidacy.

"So far not"

first the view of Laschet. The North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister - regardless of bad survey values ​​for the Union - confidence. When asked if he has a majority for his candidacy in the CDU Bureau, Lashet said in the "Image Live" discussion: "I'll go away from, but we'll see the morning." I do not want to approach that. " According to its own, he does not know anyone in the Bureau, who rejects him as a candidate: "I have not heard that so far."

Nach der Klausurtagung der Fraktionsspitze am Sonntag: Armin Laschet, Fraktionschef Ralph Brinkhaus, CSU-Landesgruppenchef Alexander Dobrindt und Markus Söder (von links) © Michael Kappeler / DPA / Picture Alliance After the clausing meeting of the faction peak on Sunday: Armin Laschet, Group leader Ralph Brinkhaus, CSU country group chief Alexander Dobrindt and Markus Söder (from left)

Laschet explained that this Monday no decision, but only an opinion picture should give. He would preferred him if the decision was taken by the Presidents of CDU and CSU together: "Traditionally, there is always a joint decision of the Presidia in the end. That was since 1949 at every general election since 1949, I would wish that this time "

Laschet and Söder to Chancellor's Candidature ready

 Laschet and Söder to Chancellor's Candidature ready CDU-Chef Armin Laschet and the CSU chairman Markus Söder can imagine an Office as Federal Chancellor. Both expressed themselves after a clausing meeting of the pace tip. © Sven Hoppe / DPA / Picture Alliance You want both: Markus Söder (l.) And Armin Laschet (archive image) The question of the Chancellor's candidacy of the Union becomes an open power struggle between the Chairman of the Christian Democrats, Armin Laschet, and the boss of the Christian Social Union (CSU) and Bavarian Prime Minis


Video: Chancellor's Candidature: Lashes and Söder are ready (dpa)

not "bending and breaking"

and söder? This assumes that the choice of the Chancellor's candidate of the Union is almost imminent. "I think it's even possible this week to communicate a decision," explained the CSU chairman in ZDF. He emphasized that both applicants would have to work well after the decision in their offices: "One thing is clear, the two party leaders must also collaborally work closely after this personal decision." He repeated his mantra that there is no selection "on bending and breaking". And also repeated that there is not personal ambitions.

What do Bouffier and Co. say?

and now? What will be party bounds such as the Hessian Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) or Horst Seehofer (CSU)? Will the CDU risk it, according to Annegret Kramp cartauer with Laschet already the next party feet "to burn"? So it will be an exciting week in Berlin. And after this week, so next Monday, the Greens will announce who will compete for them as Chancellor's candidate or chancellor candidate. After all, what you know so far, the two party feet Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck want to make this in great harmony.

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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.

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