Armin Laschet seemed to be the loser of the Corona crisis for a long time, but the mood could turn.
Even conservatives are praising him more and more.
That's good for him - and bad for Markus Söder.
Armin Laschet was never ahead in the polls about the CDU chairmanship.
In the meantime the picture has changed a bit.
Can the NRW Prime Minister catch up again?
Berlin - can
still catch up?
On Saturday the
Prime Minister of
to the Erzgebirgskreis.
With his Saxon colleague
Michael Kretschmer he
visits a mine, later he is at the 30th anniversary of the Free State.
It's about symbolism and images, otherwise the people in the East usually cheer
, Laschet's greatest opponent in the fight for the
Is Laschet back on the defensive: Above all, he has to explain why he is at the gala concert with 2000 people, while
strict rules still apply
Race for CDU chairmanship open - can Laschet catch up?
A good three months before the planned Stuttgart election party conference, the race for the
CDU chairmanship is
The situation is particularly tricky because the question is always in the background: Does the new
also have the
candidacy for chancellor
in the cross?
In the polls,
Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU)
is far ahead of the CDU candidates.
Before the summer break, some in the
CDU leadership had
great doubts as to whether
could get out of the polls.
But if you look around in the
at the moment, the picture could still turn.
Maybe, so it is said behind closed doors, Laschet was
compared to the rigid Söder.
The opposite picture: approval for Söder is weaker - praise for Laschet
was long considered a strong man in the crisis, his popularity ratings were downright unearthly.
But he is finding it increasingly difficult
, which is also noticed negatively in conservative circles.
The “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” recently sang a song of praise for
, who was the
first top German politician to “advertise a sense of proportion and liberality”
fight against Corona
Conclusion: Now the numbers would prove him right - and not his rival Söder.
Will the wind turn on the
First of all,
wants to become the
- and the competition never sleeps.
is said of
that he is working intensively on the possible delegates for the party congress.
it hardly appeared
At the moment, even the
foreign politician Röttgen,
who is considered an outsider, is
attracting more attention - on the subject of Navalny.
It is not for nothing that Merz has recently expressed himself critical of the future of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline: As a consequence of the poisoning of the Kremlin critic, he is calling for a two-year moratorium on the construction of the pipeline.
Will NRW election help Armin Laschet?
there is an important milestone coming up at the end of the week: At home in
North Rhine-Westphalia there
local election *
If the Christian Democrats of the SPD can take away mayor posts on Sunday, as in Düsseldorf, this should also pay into his account.
emphatically staying out
of the dispute over the
Behind closed doors, however, the Union sister can hear that
that it is probably approaching the Prime Minister.
candidacy for chancellor
Even earlier critics of Söders on the CDU side believe today that the 53-year-old has changed in the office of Prime Minister.
, too, it is said, thinks differently about him today than she did a few years ago.
Since he was one of the sharpest critics of their migration policy.
CDU: Time is running out - will the CDU crown its candidate for chancellor at the party congress?
Some in the
calling for the
K question to be
CDU Vice Thomas Strobl,
for example, advertised in “Bild” for a “decision in the time frame of the
CDU party congress
” and warned: “A month-long hanging game doesn't help anyone, only the political opponents.” However, the CDU is initially concerned with a lot More fundamental question: Can
a new chairman even be elected
On September 14th, the day after the
, the party executive committee should decide.
The aim is to hold on to the meeting of 1001 delegates.
The party congress could take place on December 4th or 5th, in a scaled-down form.
Alternatives are also being planned, for example with even more digital formats. But even if there were a change in the party law by then that would allow elections via video conference - this variant is
. On the one hand, there is a great fear of being challenged. On the other hand, the three candidates absolutely want a face-to-face meeting. Because of the symbolic power of the pictures of a jubilant party congress.
Jörg Blank * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital-Redkationsnetzes