The debate on the future role of Friedrich Merz, the CDU does not break down. The Secretary-General of the CDU economic Council, Wolfgang Steiger, promoted more active involvement of the former Union group Chairman Merz in Federal government and party leadership.

The CDU Deputy Axel Fischer brought a membership decision for the next Chancellor candidate from the Union into the conversation.

The CDU had on 7. December at a party rally in Hamburg Kramp Annegret chosen-karrenbauer to the new party boss. The Saar countries had set almost against Merz. Afterwards, he was open to a Minister. In the “time” dampened Kramp-Karrenbauer appropriate ambitions. You have counted the last Cabinet Breakfast and found: “The Cabinet was complete,” said Kramp-Karrenbauer of the weekly newspaper. In January you will meet for a second interview with Merz about his future in the party.

the EU budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger (CDU) can imagine Merz, however, even as a candidate for Chancellor. As Oettinger of Baden-Württemberg, the root end of the CDU-MP Fischer told the German press Agency, Oettinger “is right when he brings Merz and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as a possible successor to Angela Merkel in conversation”. For the CDU it is good to have several possible candidates for Chancellor. “In order to achieve the of the Chairperson of the CDU promised 40 percent for the Union in the European election, must be established by the party not only in the election campaign, staffed wide and people-to-people orientation and leadership”, was a fisherman. “The question of the next Chancellor candidacy will be decided in due course by the party, if necessary, with a members decision,” he added.

Also the CDU economic Council makes for Merz. The suggestive deterioration in the economic data required a change of course in economic and financial policy, said the Secretary-General climber in the dpa. The CDU had to give a persuasive human how to reply on the substance. “For this is the inclusion of Friedrich Merz is a very important key.” Merz could significantly contribute to the distinctness of the other parties and to stabilize the people’s parties. In the Grand coalition, the differences to the SPD and the Greens had been washed out further and further, criticized the climbers.

The Deputy CDU Chairman Ursula von der Leyen wants to also that Merz with his business brings political positions. The CDU also need the selection process to the party presidency of visible bandwidth, in order to come back to 40 percent, said the Minister of defence of the “Rheinische Post” (Thursday). You, however, made clear that Kramp-Karrenbauer is the number one in the CDU. In the fair contest-won promotion to the Position as party leader implies that you must be able to be Chancellor, von der Leyen said. She added: “For the next Chancellor candidacy, she has the Pole Position.”


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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