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Is the CDU "Triell" coming? The first campaign hit for Merz and Co. stands - Röttgen wants something spectacular

2020-09-27T21:08:38.904Z

Now it's getting serious: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer asks Laschet, Merz and Röttgen for a critical discussion. Meanwhile, the internal CDU election campaign is taking shape.



Now it's getting serious: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer asks Laschet, Merz and Röttgen for a critical discussion.

Meanwhile, the internal CDU election campaign is taking shape.

Berlin

- At some point Corona got in the way: in the spring, the

struggle for the CDU top was

in full swing.

Then

Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz

and

Norbert Röttgen put

the election campaign on hold to fight the pandemic.

Now the showdown is approaching with great strides.

On Monday,

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

receives

her successor candidates for a critical discussion - and the date for a first duel between the three CDU lead wolves is now apparently.

Merz and Co. in the struggle for CDU leadership: First summit at AKK - JU plans first debate for October

Because on October 17th,

things

will get serious for

Laschet *

, Merz and Röttgen

: They will appear at the

Junge Union (JU)

online event “Pitch”

, as a JU spokesman

told the

AFP

news

agency

at the weekend

.

The applicants would appear together at the JU event in Berlin, he said.

However, there is no audience on site - the event is digital because of the corona pandemic.

The exact procedure, for example with speeches or individual statements from the applicants, is still being coordinated.

As the JU spokesman went on to say, the members of the youth organization can vote for their favorites for two weeks after the discussion event.

"I consider the result of our member survey to be binding for my decision at the CDU * federal party conference in December and will carry the mood into the party," said

JU federal chairman Tilman Kuban of

the

Rheinische Post

on Saturday.

Laschet, Merz, Röttgen: Is the TV "Triell" coming?

For the time being, only one is on fire

Meanwhile, Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to discuss the further procedure with the three applicants on Monday afternoon until the party conference in December.

It should also be about the events in which the

candidates of the party base present

themselves

- even if the Junge Union has now apparently anticipated.

All three candidates should have "the same fair opportunities" to introduce themselves to the members, party circles said on Sunday.

A

TV “Triell”

also seems possible

: Kramp-Karrenbauer told the

taz

that all CDU members should be able to get an objective picture of the candidates despite the corona pandemic.

A discussion format is therefore being considered.

The

ARD

had loudly

mirror

a

request for a TV debate

brought to the party congress in December.

According to the report, Laschet in particular was skeptical.

Röttgen *, however, was pleased on Twitter.

That is not surprising: Laschet and Merz had so far received significantly more limelight than Röttgen.

Merz was recently criticized for an interview.

I think the candidates should accept the @ARD_Press offer.

The members & voters want to know what the candidates are for.

stand.

It should make us proud to receive such an offer as @CDU.

We would break new ground as a party and demonstrate transparency.

https://t.co/B6mPkne35Q

- Norbert Röttgen (@n_roettgen) September 26, 2020

Closely linked to the CDU chairmanship is the question of who will be the Union's candidate for chancellor for the 2021 federal election.

CDU Vice Volker Bouffier

calls for

a clarification to be brought

about

before the party congress in December

.

"No matter who is running, you have to know whether you will also be candidate for Chancellor or not," he told the

Fuldaer Zeitung

on Saturday.

"At the same time, Markus Söder and the CSU have to decide how they see things."

CDU chairmanship: Söder continues to brake - even JU does not want to rush anything

JU chief Kuban rejected the move.

"At the beginning of December we will elect a new party leader in Stuttgart and then nominate a candidate for chancellor together with the CSU," he told the newspapers of the

Funke media group

.

"I think the end of March is still a good time for this - after the

state elections in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate

." These are planned for March 14th.

CSU boss Söder

, who achieved very good scores in surveys of potential chancellor candidates, has so far rejected the candidate for chancellor.

He wants to stay in Bavaria, as he emphasized again at a virtual CSU party conference on Saturday.

Regarding the timing, he said that the CDU would first hold its party congress and “then we'll talk about the candidacy for chancellor”.

The CDU had "three great applicants" for the party chairmanship, said Söder.

He will “work well with everyone”.

NRW Prime Minister Laschet, ex-Union parliamentary group leader Merz and the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Bundestag, Röttgen, are applying to succeed CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

At the

party conference in Stuttgart on December 4th,

the 1001 delegates will elect the new CDU chairman.

(

AFP / fn / dpa

) *

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.

Source: merkur

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