the EU budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger (CDU), you can imagine Ex-Union parliamentary leader Friedrich Merz as a candidate for Chancellor. Almost half of the party delegates would have Merz, the CDU-elected-Chairman – “and a CDU-Chairman, a possible Chancellor candidate,” said Oettinger, the Newspapers of the “Funke MEDIENGRUPPE”.

First of all, the decision about the next Chancellor of the candidacy of liege for the new CDU-Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who have the first right of access. But there was “no automatism”.


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Kramp-Karrenbauer had set itself in a vote at the Federal party in Hamburg only narrowly against Merz, the conservative and liberal wings of the party. Merz showed afterwards open to a Minister in the Federal government – with a change in the German government of Angela Merkel (CDU), he can not expect, however, currently.

Friedrich Merz to remain “active post” in the party

Oettinger’s point of view, Merz should remain “an asset” in the CDU. “He should first of all be involved in a party project in a Commission or in a high-level Advisory Board,” said the EU Commissioner Funke Newspapers. “In addition, he could stay in the private sector.”

Oettinger welcomed Merz stay ready, “his expertise involved”. Although it could not be altered immediately by the government. “There will be changes in the Federal government – not later than 2021 with the next regular parliamentary election, maybe sooner.”

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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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