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.
- At some point Corona got in the way: in the spring, the
struggle for the CDU top was
in full swing.
Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz
Norbert Röttgen put
the election campaign on hold to fight the pandemic.
Now the showdown is approaching with great strides.
her successor candidates for a critical discussion - and the date for a first duel between the three CDU lead wolves is now apparently.
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Because on October 17th,
will get serious for
, Merz and Röttgen
: They will appear at the
Junge Union (JU)
online event “Pitch”
, as a JU spokesman
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
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
- 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.
also seems possible
: Kramp-Karrenbauer told the
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.
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.
It should make us proud to receive such an offer as @CDU.
We would break new ground as a party and demonstrate transparency.
- 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
a clarification to be brought
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
"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
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.
party conference in Stuttgart on December 4th,
the 1001 delegates will elect the new CDU chairman.
AFP / fn / dpa
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