Weekend Reads Germany. At 5 weeks of elections, Merkel flies to the rescue of his dolphin

19:10  21 august  2021
19:10  21 august  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia and candidate for chancellor of the CDU/CSU Armin Laschet gestures as German Chancellor Angela Merkel claps during a CDU/CSU campaign kick off ahead of the federal election at Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany, August 21, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse © Reuters / Annegret Hilse Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia and Candidate for Chancellor of the CU / CSU Armin Laschet Gestures AS German Chancellor Angela Merkel Claps During A CDU / CSU Campaign Kick Off Ahead of the Federal Election at Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany, August 21, 2021. Reuters / Annegret Hilse

At a meeting, Angela Merkel provided support on Saturday, August 21, to the one who is supposed to succeed him At the Chancery, Armin Leschet. This curator, mocked in difficulties, is down in the voting intentions for the legislative, planned on September 26.

It has always been important for him to place the individual and inalienable dignity in the center of everything, hammered Angela Merkel , 67 years. At five weeks of indecisive legislative elections in Germany , it brought on Saturday, August 21, a strong support to his conservative Dauphin Armin Leschet.

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The Elderly Chancellor was first engaged in the race by participating in a meeting of his conservative camp in Berlin. She emphasized the human qualities of Armin Leschet, who he believes, according to her, to build bridges between people.

I am deeply convinced that it is with this attitude that he will serve the Germans as Chancellor, she added while the candidate campaign of his party, the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU), For the vote of September 26, Patina.

it comes out of its discretion in front of the falling

Angela Merkel polls, which is preparing to withdraw from political life after 16 years in power, had so far given for the order of order to remain very discreet in view ballot to leave the field free to his designated successor.

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But in front of the tumble in the polls, it now tries, thanks to the record popularity of which it continues to enjoy despite its 31 years of political career, to glean points for the Conservatives.

The CDU, with its CSU Bavarian ally, remains at the top of the voting intentions but dropped to between 22% and 23%, against about 30% a few weeks ago. Since the beginning of the year when it cares for 36%, the fall is vertiginous.

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held by the Social Democrat Party weakened by a series of clumsiness, Armin Laschet has taken place at his two main rivals, the Social Democrats And the Greens, ensuring wanting to fight with all that I can for this country to be not directed by ideologues.

his party, who has largely dominated the political life of the post-war, wants to govern not because we want to govern but because we have to govern so that Germany borrows the right path, he has said in front of a hundred activists.

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The Conservatives are now heated by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) which, taken by the Minister of Finance, Olaf Scholz, carries out a surprise lift with 21% of the voting intentions, according to the latest polls.

With a current score of only 17%, the ecologists cross, they have a long vacuum since the beginning of the summer, far from the euphoria that followed in April the announcement of Annalena Baerbock's candidacy. The Greens had even exceeded the Conservatives in the surveys.


renowned little charismatic and poor speaker, Olaf Scholz has developed an image of competence with voters when Armin Laschet and Annalena Baerbock multiplied the buzzers and had to defend themselves of accusations of plagiarism.

Poor management of deadly floods in July in the west of the country by Armin Leschet, leader of one of the two regions struck by the disaster, also cost it expensive in terms of popularity and favored the lift of the SPD.

The images showing him Hilare behind President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in full flood, have aroused the opprobrium and had a calamitous effect on a man who has never been unanimous in his own political training.

While the voting results will be scrutinized throughout Europe, Armin Laschet is increasingly disputed in the ranks of his party where some claim that he withdrew his candidacy.

Elu Laboriously at the head of the CDU in January, this 60-year-old centrist then had all the penalties of the world to win against his Bavarian rival Markus Söder for the cu-csu list. The latter nevertheless insured him Saturday: Armin, you can count on my support, I say it in all honesty.

But he also shot the alarm, judging that the current trend was clear. It is tight, it will be very tight and everyone must understand that the stake is all or nothing, he insisted. I have no desire to go into the opposition.

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