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World CDU: Volker Bouffier calls for clarification of the Chancellor's question within a week

16:30  10 april  2021
16:30  10 april  2021 Source:   spiegel.de

Söder Clear favorite in the K question: Only every fifth CDU member wants as Chancellor's candidate

 Söder Clear favorite in the K question: Only every fifth CDU member wants as Chancellor's candidate CDU boss Lashet is not high in its own party members. Much preferred the CSU boss Söder would have as a top candidate of the Union. © Photo: Imago / Sven Simon a wins at the K question: Armin Laschet and Markus Söder (archive image) Only every fifth CDU member (21 percent) is after a survey for party feet Armin Laschet as a Chancellor's candidate of the Union . 68 percent prefer the CSU Chairman Markus Söder, as a Foresa survey established on behalf of the Editorial Network Germany (RND).

More and more politicians of the CDU are looking forward to regulate the K question of the Union - also Hessen's Prime Minister Bouffier makes pressure.

  CDU: Volker Bouffier fordert Klärung der Kanzlerfrage binnen einer Woche © Michael Kappeler / Picture Alliance / DPA

In view of the current weakness of the CDU grows in the Union the pressure for an early decision on the Chancellor's candidacy. The Competitors Council Armin Laschet (CDU) and Markus Söder ( CSU ) originally agreed on a period between Easter and Pentecost - ie until six weeks -.

Meanwhile, several party members are pushing for faster clarification. Hessens Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) has now asked Laschet and Söder to decide the Chancellor's candidate question over the coming week. Otherwise, the party presidents would show a way to decision, he said the "Frankfurter General Sunday newspaper" .

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Laschet and Söder would have to be set now and it is meaningless to wait "for four weeks" and hope for a "Pentecost wonder", so Bouffier.

Pressure from all sides

Also the CDU politician Friedrich Merz , the chief of the electoral CDU in Saxony-Anhalt , Swen Schulze, as well as Union faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus demanded more pace.

Merz, who pronounced in the "Westphalian Anzeiger" and "Sauerland Kurier" for Lashet, said, "I hope the question of Chancellor's candidacy will be decided in the next few days. She has neither do with Easter nor with Pentecost. What do we want to wait? On the resurrection - by whom? On the Holy Spirit - for whom? It's time. "

of the Saxony-Anhaltian Schulze said in the mirror:" The K question must be clarified in the next two weeks. We need rapid clarity for the state elections in Saxony-Anhalt. "There is elected on June 6th. But he did not fix one of the counterparties.

Union faction leader wants a quick decision: Brinkhaus urges clarification of the K question within two weeks

 Union faction leader wants a quick decision: Brinkhaus urges clarification of the K question within two weeks Armin Laschet and Markus Söder had announced until Pentecost to decide who becomes Chancellor's candidate of the Union. Some lasts too long. © Photo: Imago Images / Political-Moments Union Faction Chief Ralph Brinkhaus. Union Faction Chief Ralph Brinkhaus pleads for a quick clarification of Chancellor's candidate issue. "The decision to start for the Union as Chancellor's candidate should be through my view in the next two weeks," said the CDU politician the newspapers of the Funke Media Group.

»We are important to us that you deal with the specific challenges of East Germany. Loading had recently shown larger interest, Markus Söder should do that too. He is invited at any time to talk to us, "says Schulze. (Read the whole interview here ).

Brinkhaus was quoted by the newspapers of the Fundra Media Group : "The decision to start for the Union as Chancellor's candidate should be through my view in the next two weeks."

discussion about inclusion of the

discussions The CDU currently also for the question of whether the Chancellor's candidate should be determined by a vote in the common parliamentary group. In a joint call, 50 CDU deputies had requested on Friday that the decision on Chancellor's candidates in a group meeting "discussed and in doubt also decided there".

Hessens Prime Minister Bouffier now spoke out. He criticized the idea and reminded that such a procedure has ever ended, namely in 1979, with a branch defeat of the Union. At that time, Franz Josef Strauss ultimately lost Helmut Schmidt .

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.

"The vote at that time was an emergency solution because one found no other way," Bouffier said. The faction will come into play only, "if the parties decide" - but that would not be his "preferred variant". He could not imagine without deciding the two presidents of the parties. "I would not accept that," said the Hessian head of government, who himself is a member of the CDU Bureau.

This Sunday, Laschet and Söder complete an Art SCHAUNAKAUS before the Union Factionspitze: With a clausing meeting, you want under the motto »How do we design the future?" Discuss with the deputies. In CDU and CSU, it was unlikely that then a decision would be proclaimed.

Markus Söder and Armin Laschet: Nocturnal meeting ends without result .
also more than three hours of conversation did not promote the K question of the Union: Armin Laschet and Markus Söder finished her appointment in Berlin - officially, without having found a solution. © Guido Kirchner / DPA Markus Söder and Armin Lashet have met on Sunday evening in Berlin . The appointment apparently went about three and a half hours. But the two counterparties approaches the Chancellor's candidacy of the Union at least officially not. After the end of the advice at 1.30 clock

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