The CDU is looking for a party chairman and a candidate for chancellor - also in the corona pandemic. But because of that, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is now bringing a change of plan into play.
- Who will succeed party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer ? That should be decided at the CDU party congress .
- Because of the corona pandemic , Kramp-Karrenbauer is now bringing drastic rescheduling into play.
- In a newspaper interview, there was also talk of the quota for women and the CSU chief Markus Söder, who was a candidate for chancellor .
Berlin - The CDU * has, according to the outgoing party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer an emergency plan for the Party Congress passed in December in the eye. “Because of Corona, we are planning to shorten the party conference . It could even be that, due to the corona situation, we will limit the party congress to pure board elections, "said the Defense Minister of the world on Sunday .
She pointed out that the statutes require physical attendance at a party conference. "In the worst case of a second major pandemic wave, the executive board remains in office until the party conference can be convened."
The #Corona numbers are rising again. The price for a second lockdown in schools and business would be high. Therefore we have to prevent this: We need further self-discipline & compliance with the AHA rules. I spoke to @WELTAMSONNTAG about this & other topics.- A. Kramp-Karrenbauer (@akk) August 23, 2020
Corona pandemic in Germany: CDU leaders want to make the party conference "more compact"
The CDU wants to elect a new chairman at a party conference in Stuttgart at the beginning of December . The most promising candidates are North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Armin Laschet * , the former Union parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz and the foreign politician Norbert Röttgen * . The special party conference originally planned for the end of April to elect a new chairman had already been canceled due to the Corona crisis * .
A four-day party congress was supposed to take place in Stuttgart, at which the 1001 delegates should also discuss the new basic program . Because of the Corona crisis, the party leadership has long been considering how this could be more "compact". The decision is to be made at the board meeting on September 14th.
Decision on women's quota in the CDU: "It would be an important signal" (AKK)
Kramp-Karrenbauer thinks it is urgent to pass at least one quota regulation for more women on management levels in December . "It would be an important signal if we made a decision here at the party congress," she told Welt am Sonntag .
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU)
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On the discussion of whether CSU boss Markus Söder could be a suitable candidate for chancellor of the Union, Kramp-Karrenbauer said: "Markus Söder is an excellent Bavarian Prime Minister and a very good CSU boss." As such, he knew that the CDU -Chairman will be connected with the claim to be candidate for chancellor of the Union.
Cancel party congress because of Corona? Röttgen contradicts: "It would be fatal"
Röttgen called for clarification on party leadership and candidate for chancellor by the end of the year . "Another postponement of the party congress would be fatal and a completely wrong signal," he told Spiegel .
The renewed postponement of the #CDU party congress would be the completely wrong signal. The Union must have clarified all personnel issues by the end of the year. At the beginning of the election year 2021, we need a newly legitimized leadership & clarity for the voters. @cducsubt @CDU https://t.co/FNpZ7gCjuO- Norbert Röttgen (@n_roettgen) August 23, 2020
"The Union must have clarified all personnel issues by the end of the year, including the candidate for chancellor. At the beginning of the election year 2021 we need a newly legitimized leadership at the top of the Union and clarity for the voters. ”Söder recently stated that he could not imagine the nomination of the candidate for chancellor until March 2021. (dpa / frs) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital editorial network.
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