The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the political party of Prime Minister Angela Merkel, approved Recognition by the centrist Armin Laschet As a candidate for the German Chancellery in the next general election, he notified the sources of the camp.
The CDU Federal Committee provided clear support to party leader Lachette in a video conference. Resolve the pulse between him and the right-wing Markus Söder, The leader of the Bavarian Social Christian Union (CSU) and aspires to be a joint candidate for the conservative group.
In a secret ballot, Laschet Voted by 31 members Nine of them are favorable to Söder, and six abstained. The leader of Bavaria promised to abide by the decision of the CDU, in his words “our sister”, as long as this is a “clear result”.
Laschet convened a CDU meeting that had been leading since January to find a solution to the conflict between the two. Both sides formally confirmed their desire to become a joint candidate for the general on September 26 last Sunday. This is the first time since 2005 that Merkel will no longer lead the conservative group.
They gave themselves a week to reach the agreement, but on Sunday, the term of office expired. They did not withdraw their support for the other party and did not agree on a solution.
Both parties emphasized their willingness to agree in a separate court appearance on Monday.At the same time, the two of them clearly stated They have been fighting The person appointed to lead the group.
Although he declared goodwill and advocated fair competition, the German media emphasized Block division Proved in this pulse, described as “cannibalism” every week mirror.
The penultimate chapter was written by Söder on Sunday Fly to Berlin in the evening by private jet for support Between the CDU, he and Laschet had the last direct negotiation.
They said in favor of Söder The “states” (Länder) in the east-the rightmost place is particularly strong And people think that the right-wing Söder can better control his offense. It also received the support of the party’s youth, the Jungle League.
Söder led the popularity of Laschet, According to the Prime Minister, this is due to his strict management of the Bavarian pandemic. Politically speaking, Raschet is more suitable for the prime minister’s image of centrist and consensus building.
So far, only two Bavarian leaders have led the Conservative Party’s national elections.The first time was in 1979, when the parliamentary group chose Franz Josef Strauss (Franz Josef Strauss); Social Democrat Helmut Schmidt was re-elected as prime minister.
The next person who tried is Edmund Stoiber, In 2002, Merkel had already led the CDU, but resigned under the pressure of the strong in the party, who believed that she could not win. There, also a Social Democratic Party, Schroeder, was re-elected as prime minister.
In the midst of conservative internal turmoil, the Green Party appointed their ministerial candidate on Monday, and the minister will serve as co-chair. Annalena Baerbock. She and her two presidential partners, the gentle Robert Habeck (Robert Habeck), are running for the position, but there is no open competition.
For the first time in history The poll points to a viable green prime minister’s office. Environmentalists rank second in voting intentions, five points lower than conservatives.
So far, the only experience of the Greens federal government is as a partner in two Schroeder legislatures (1998-2005).