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US News Germany: For its last meeting, Angela Merkel tries to keep the CDU with a flood

20:45  25 september  2021
20:45  25 september  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Le leader de l'Union chrétienne-démocrate CDU et candidat à la chancellerie Armin Laschet, à gauche, et la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel esquissent un sourire sur scène lors de leur meeting de campagne à Aix-la-Chapelle, dans l'ouest de l'Allemagne, le 25 septembre 2021, un jour avant les élections fédérales. AFP/Ina Fassbender © INA FASSBENDER The leader of the Christian Democratic Union and candidate for Chancellery Armin Laschet, on the left, and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel Achieve a smile on stage at their campaign meeting in Aachen, in western Germany, on September 25, 2021, one day before the federal election. AFP / INA Fassbender

On the eve of completely undecided legislation in Germany, Angela Merkel called on Saturday to vote, on behalf of the "The future" of Germany, for the Conservative Armin Laschet, during his last meeting. Long away from election joy, Chancellor , who failed to prepare his estate, no longer spares his efforts to try to allow the Conservative Union Cu-CSU to tear an unexpected victory against the Social Democrat. Olaf Scholz. And so to avoid tarnishing his assessment with a defeat of his camp.

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"Only every four years you have the opportunity to decide at the federal level that must shape this future for you in Berlin," launched the outgoing Chancellor in Aachen, alongside the Christian candidate -Democrat, the unpopular and clumsy Armin Leschet. This former 60-year-old journalist "learned the policy from scratch and he directed this state of North-Westphalia as a prosperous federal state," boasted the chief of the German government, which may have to ship the cases currents in the coming months, during the negotiations to form a new coalition in power.

"We must make the right decisions (...) because it is your country and you decide on your future government" which will have to assure "prosperity, security and peace," said the 67-year-old officer, of which More than thirty in politics.

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Since the reversal of the surveys, in the heart of the summer, the conservative candidate all in roundness is himself on the attack, waving the spectrum of a left turn with Olaf Scholz, the yet very moderate leader of the SPD, Minister of Finance of Angela Merkel since 2018.

Gliding in the

polls while the right center has always harvested more than 30% of the votes to national polls and provided to the country five of the eight post-war chancellors The Conservatives are threatened with their worst electoral score. In recent surveys, the Social Democrats are in the lead with some 25% of the voting intentions, compared to 21 to 23% of the vote for the CDU / CSU. But the gap has tightened in the last straight line before the ballot and Angela Merkel called on Friday to the voters undecided to give the advantage to his party. And avoid an exit from the political scene with a bitter taste.

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Video: Merkel participates in the last meeting of the CU party before elections (AFP)

The slip in the surveys of Armin Leschet propelled the vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz, aged 63, in An unexpected joker. He will close the campaign Saturday afternoon in Meeting in Potsdam, near Berlin, the riding where he presents himself. His phlegm, which confines the boredom according to his detractors, and his experience of Grand Argentier reassures the German voters. The latter seem to look at the best heir of a chancellor who always enjoys popularity at the Zenith.

This concern pushes each candidate to claim its proximity to Angela Merkel and lets augur from the continuation of a centrist and proeuropean course after the departure of the Chancellor. Olaf Scholz, however, claimed on Friday that he was the face of "renewal for Germany", hammering that the country had "needed a change".

The importance of climate questions

This new breath is claimed by tens of thousands of young people who have shown on Friday throughout Germany to claim a more determined action for the climate. Despite the importance of climate issues in the countryside, and the trauma of the country affected by deadly floods in July, the ecologist cause has not progressed as much as the "Grünen", a time given in the running to win the Chancery.

The candidate of the Greens Annalena Baerbock would obtain 15% of the vote, adjudging third place, in front of the Liberal FDP party around 11%.

The Greens should nevertheless play a pivotal role in the future coalition, whose training looks even more complex than in the past: it should require three parties to succeed the current "Groko" (large coalition) composed of the CUD / CSU Union and SPD.

In the range of possible coalitions, a majority dominated by the left and the Greens, or associating the Liberals and the right center, would affect the country's budget, fiscal, climate policy choices, and diplomatic orientations.

German activists live their longest evening .
© John MacDougall of the Activists of the German Christian Democratic Party, September 26, 2021 in Berlin Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Supporters and Members Look at The Exit Polls Broadcast on Television AT The Christian Democratic Union Headquarters in Berlin on September 26, 2021 After the German General Elections.

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