US News survey: Germans favor Jens Spahn as the new CDU boss

08:15  17 october  2020
08:15  17 october  2020 Source:   handelsblatt.com

Laschet before the meeting with the Chancellor: "Citizens have the right to clear, binding rules"

 Laschet before the meeting with the Chancellor: The Chancellery insists on decisions at the Corona meeting with the countries. The prime ministers are also calling for tightening. © Photo: imago images / Political-Moments calls for clear rules. Armin Laschet (CDU), Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia. In view of the escalation of the corona situation , Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of government of the 16 federal states want to try to curb the spread of the virus with a mix of tightening and more understandable rules.

Jens Spahn is one of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's loudest critics in her own party. But as the party's attention turns to the post-Merkel era, Spahn could face a strong opponent in Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who on Monday was appointed as the CDU 's new secretary general.

Jens Spahn speaks at an annual CDU party congress in Cologne, Germany | Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Then he took a breath. Spahn ’s homosexuality makes some older CDU politicians squirm, as they grasp for euphemisms to describe his “family situation” or speak of him, like one delegate at

22 percent of Germans would like the federal health ministers to be the CDU chairman. However, he is not running at all, but supports Armin Laschet.

Spahn bewirbt sich nicht für den CDU-Vorsitz, sondern tritt im Team mit NRW-Ministerpräsident Armin Laschet an. © Reuters Spahn does not apply for the CDU chairmanship, but competes in a team with NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet.

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn would have good cards from CDU chairman, but few good cards as candidate for chancellor of the Union. In a survey by the Kantar Institute for the Funke media group (Saturday), 22 percent said they were most likely to trust Spahn to become a good CDU chairman. However, the Minister of Health does not even apply for the party chairmanship, but instead competes in a team with NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet .

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 Covid: in Germany, strategic cacophony around the curfew © Provided by Le Point To clearly mark the gravity of the situation , Angela Merkel has released the big game. No videoconference this time. For the first time in months, the Chancellor insisted on everyone's physical presence and called the minister presidents of the German Länder to debate around the same table in Berlin. They therefore came from the four corners of the Germany to present to the Chancellor very different points of view.

We use cookies (opens in new window) for a number of reasons In the contest to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of Germany ’s governing Christian Democrats, Jens Spahn came last in a three-way race. However, his performance in the race cemented his reputation as the CDU ’s rising star and

Spahn , a member of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union ( CDU ) who represents the Borken constituency in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, wrote that he primarily takes issue with Germans who speak to one another in English - as many customers and waiters in Berlin's restaurants and bars

In the survey, 19 percent believed that ex-Union parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz was most likely to be a good CDU leader , 17 percent named Laschet and 8 percent named foreign politician Norbert Röttgen.

18 percent stated that they would not trust any of the four politicians who were offered for election, another 18 percent did not want to commit themselves. A successor to CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is to be elected at the party conference, which has been shortened to one day in Stuttgart on December 4.

The situation is different when it comes to the question of which Union politician is trusted to become a good Federal Chancellor. In the Kantar survey, CSU boss Markus Söder is ahead with 34 percent , although the Bavarian Prime Minister repeatedly emphasizes that his place is in Bavaria. Merz only got 12 percent, Spahn 8, Laschet 7 and Röttgen 5 percent.

16 percent doubt that one of the five named Union politicians could become a successful successor to Angela Merkel, 17 percent made no decision.

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The CDU is postponing the election of a new chairman until spring due to the corona pandemic. This is the only right decision, says our author. © Getty Images / Adam Berry You want to become CDU chairman: Norbert Röttgen (left), Friedrich Merz (center) and Armin Laschet (right) Germany is facing difficult months. Angela Merkel is absolutely right with this prognosis. The number of Corona infected people should rise to tens of thousands in the next few weeks - per day, of course.

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