Stefan Gruhner, a candidate for the Federal chair of the young Union, has demanded a turnaround in the pension policy of the CDU and the Grand coalition is called into question.

“In distribution, we have to say that for years, much to the older Generation is done. The pension with 63 is just one example, the basic pension is another,” wrote the CDU-politician in a post for the “Focus”. Since the pressures would rise for Younger, must be “an end to a policy of the pension gifts that only the over 60-year-old voters in the eye”.

Gruhner is a member of the regional Parliament and head of the Unions-and-comers in Thuringia. On the special-JU-German state Parliament on may 16. March in Berlin, he enters into a fight candidacy against the lower Saxony JU-chief Tilman Kuban. The early election is necessary, because the previous Chairman, Paul Ziemiak was elected in December to the CDU General Secretary. Since then, the Post is vacant. Gruhner and Kuban also want to reinforce with critical Remarks he made to the Union tip the weight of your organization.

“We need to draw on the mid-term of the Grand coalition in autumn, critical balance sheet: account of the interests of the young Generation in this Alliance sufficient? If not, we can not put this Grand coalition,” demanded Gruhner. A CDU party Congress should then vote on it. Whether or not Germany should continue to be of a Grand coalition ruled and this Land use, could judge the Union on the best and not the SPD. The Young Union should “be understood as a thorn in the flesh of the Grand coalition”.

The 34-year-old Gruhner is considered the favorite in the election. He would, however, be a kind of transitional candidate, because he had already reached this fall, the JU-the age limit of 35 years. According to the JU statutes of he is likely to remain but the full two-year term as Chairman. According to reports, he has the backing of several national associations such as North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, Berlin and Schleswig-Holstein

Behind the 31-year-old Kuban to Western Pomerania in addition to his home Association of lower Saxony about the JU in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. He stood for election in lower Saxony in the European elections at the end of may on a promising course, and advertises, among other things, that he would be the first European politician at the top of the JU. In view of the difficult Situation of an EU at a crossroads this is an important Signal. Gruhners choice could be seen in front of the CDU is also important elections in the Eastern German States of Saxony, Brandenburg and Thuringia as a sign of support for the East.

In the centre of the public attention of the JU-Germany tags should, in addition to the choice above all the Speeches of the CDU leader, Kramp-Karrenbauer and the CSU Annegret-Chairman Markus Söder. The JU, it is with 105 000 members, the largest democratic political youth organization in Germany and Europe.