US News CDU boss in ARD summer interview: Kramp-Karrenbauer starts fight candidate for party chairmanship

20:15  05 july  2020
20:15  05 july  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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Three applicants are in the race to succeed AKK. The party leader says that anyone who runs the election also wants to become candidate for chancellor.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) im Interview. © Photo: Christophe Gateau / dpa Interview with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU).

The incumbent CDU boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is currently assuming an fight candidate for her successor at the party conference in December. She said on Sunday during the recording of the ARD summer interview in the "Report from Berlin": "Indeed, there is a broad wish in the party that it goes without combat candidates as far as possible."

But they have no signals from the three Candidates that anyone is going without a candidacy. So apply that one moves to the party congress in December and that it will be decided there.

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The one who will take part in the party congress in December will also take part because he wants to be candidate for Chancellor . It was then up to the new party leader to talk to the sister party CSU about the procedures for the chancellor candidacy.

Kramp-Karrenbauer had announced that he would not stand for election again as party leader. The CDU had canceled a special party conference that was actually planned in April for the election of a new chairman because of the corona crisis . The election is now scheduled for December. The candidates are the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet , the former Bundestag faction leader Friedrich Merz and the foreign politician Norbert Röttgen .

AKK: Do not rest on good survey values ​​

Kramp-Karrenbauer also made it clear that the CDU should not rest on the current good survey values ​​. They showed great confidence in the government's work in the Corona crisis. The CDU and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had a large share in this. "But that doesn't say anything about how the CDU will look in the next election year."

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Next year it will not be a question of who brought Germany well through the Corona crisis - but a question of who will bring Germany well into the future. “And the party has to be up to date in terms of content, personnel and organization. And we're working on it, ”said Kramp-Karrenbauer.

She also said that the low proportion of women in CDU parliamentary groups in the state parliaments and in the Union parliamentary group in the Bundestag was unsatisfactory. She referred to the work of the Statute Commission, which should make suggestions on how the proportion of women can be increased. She was personally for an equal list filling. (dpa)

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© Investigative Committee of Russia / Handout via REUTERS Screen capture of a video of the arrest of Sergei Fourgal, July 9, 2020. Sergei Fourgal is accused of the murder of three entrepreneurs in the early 2000s. The governor of the far eastern region of Kharbarovsk had beaten the candidate of the ruling party in 2018. For his political party, the nationalist LDPR party, there is no doubt that this arrest is a "political affair".

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