The majority of citizens do not trust the new CSU Chairman Markus Söder, that he can lead his party back to its old strength. In a survey Emnid for the “Bild am Sonntag” the majority of 57 percent accordingly.

21 percent of the 501 respondents to trust Söder recovery of the CSU. At the state election in the autumn, the party of Minister – President of Bavaria had won only 37 percent of the votes of the former values well above 40% and up to 50 or even 60 per cent, it is thus far removed. On Saturday Söder had taken over from his predecessor, Horst Seehofer, the office of the party chief. At a party conference in Munich, he received 87.4 percent of the votes, but it remained behind the expectations of many party friends.

At the party Congress – and in the evening in the ZDF – called new objectivity. “Actually, I’m a bit of a “profile in style”. That is to say: of course Bavarian interests, the interests of the CSU, is true, but to show that you can do this in a civil tone,” he said in the “today Journal”. “With the content of constructive work to win Reputation of the government and, in the end, acceptance of the party.”

Together with the new CDU-Boss Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer, he sent the Congress a Signal a new Unity of the two sister parties, after years of fierce disputes. Söder announced that the CSU wide. Until the autumn there is to be a party of reform, to make the CSU more modern, younger, more female and more dynamic. In the political debate of the new party chief has focused particularly on the AfD.

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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.