CDU crisis more and more violent: “Tsunami drove through the party” ++ First attack against Schäuble
How is the CDU Further? The party is in a major crisis after the federal election. Party leader Armin Laschet wants to moderate the personnel realignment and renewal.
It is completely open whether Laschet is in the CDU can retain the leadership role at all in this phase until a successor is elected. He strives for a consensus solution. Meanwhile, the voices are getting louder calling for grassroots involvement.
The CDU crisis:
- In the federal election, the CDU / CSU only achieved 24.1 percent.
- The Union never did worse in a federal election.
- After the Merkel era, the Union seems bled to death.
- In addition, there is a tense relationship with Markus Söder’s CSU.
- Armin Laschet indicated his retirement as party chairman.
- Friedrich Merz, Norbert Röttgen, Jens Spahn and Ralph Brinkhaus are traded as possible successors.
News blog on the CDU crisis: How will Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz, Jens Spahn and Norbert Röttgen continue?
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10:20 am: Kretschmer shoots in the CDU dispute against Schäuble: “Nobody should create the impression”
The Saxon Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer demanded on Monday the election of all leadership positions in the federal CDU – i.e. the entire party presidium and the federal executive committee. That must happen this year. The basis must also be involved – whether in the form of a member’s decision or in another way, Kretschmer left open.
+++ Markus Söder: intrigue game backfires! Did he overdo it? +++
It is “not a burden that the party base is involved, but from my point of view a matter of course,” said Kretschmer. “Nobody should give the impression that the party base could now be pushed aside.” With that, Kretschmer stepped away from Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble, who had spoken out in favor of leaving the personnel decisions to a party congress.
+++ Maybrit Illner (ZDF): Friedrich Merz is annoyed that Merkel has not resigned long ago – “Serious mistake” +++
9.55 a.m.: Norbert Lammert speaks of a “tsunami” that drove through the party
He has an important voice in the Union: the former President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert. Now he is warning his party. He does not think it makes sense to put speed over thoroughness when it comes to personnel and direction issues: “I am irritated that some in the party apparently consider the speed of the election of a new chairman or, better still, the entire board of directors to be even more important than careful Dealing with a fundamentally new situation for the Union, “he said in the heute-journal“.
The election result has a “historical dimension”, Lammert told ZDF. “A tsunami ran through the party.”
+++ Armin Laschet in the grave – excitement about ARD / ZDF because of photo! “Tactless”, “tasteless” +++
Lammert does not believe in demands from his party to radically reorganize the CDU: “For the alleged clearance sale”, “think about whether one or the other valuable item can be sought and found in this context”.
9.20 a.m.: First cancellation! Prime Minister Daniel Günther does not want to be in the “front line” in the CDU
Health Minister Jens Spahn, Norbert Röttgen, Friedrich Merz or parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus are possible candidates for Laschet’s successor as party leader. The names of the three Prime Ministers Daniel Günther (Schleswig-Holstein), Tobias Hans (Saarland) and Michael Kretschmer (Saxony) are also mentioned.
+++ Armin Laschet: Ironically, former Chancellor Schröder takes him under protection – “People around him have failed” +++
Günther made it clear, however, that he did not see himself at the “front line” when it came to reorganizing the party. The Schleswig-Holsteiner and Hans will also face difficult state elections in the coming year. Kretschmer must above all take care of the political fight against the right-wing populists of the AfD, who had become particularly strong in the federal elections in Saxony, according to the CDU.